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  • "2013 Syrahs are known for their brilliant, vibrant red fruit. Our earlier releases of Syrah showed an energetic cut across the palate – there was a pin-point sharpness of perfumed fresh fruit. This flavor profile stems from a very typical weather pattern throughout the Ballard Canyon growing season. Cold nights kept acids high, and the fruit profile bright and energetic. The second consecutive drought year led to low yields and heightened flavor concentration and complexity."  Notes about the vintage from the winery

    Stolpman Vineyards, "Ruben's Block" Ballard Canyon Syrah 2013

    • Vintage


    • Varietal

      100% Syrah/Shiraz

    • Appellation

      Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara County, CA

    • Wine Profile

      "As of the 2013 Ruben’s Block Syrah release, the fresh red fruit has evolved towards more seductive ripeness while still possessing a liveliness across the palate. The deep, round, fragrant red fruit gets beautiful backing from soft sage and fennel character in the darker core with hints of star anise and forest floor. This super-star vintage of Ruben’s Block signals the new era for this cuvee. Certainly the most-intense, pleasurable wine since the inaugural 2008 vintage."  Notes from the winery

    • Ratings

      92 Points - Connoisseur's Guide

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