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Sparkman Syrah Ruckus 2010


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Sparkman Cellars


$44.95 Regular

$40.46
in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case

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It's always fun to watch a break-out happen in the wine biz - when a winery bursts into the national spotlight with a great review. That happened to Sparkman Cellars, with a 94 from Wine Spectator and a feature as a "Hot Wine." Sparkman got his start with the help of Mark Ryan - need I say more?

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Review:

Wine Spectator 94 points and "Hot Wine"

Juicy, spicy and full of personality, offering mineral and pepper accents to the polished, ripe plum and blackberry fruit, all of it lingering effortlessly on the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2018. - H.S.

From two highly esteemed Red Mountain vineyards - Klipsun and Ciel du Cheval. 89% Syrah, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon.

When we began assembling the final blends, we were blown away by the focus, balance and opulence of the 2010 Syrahs. Not just a bunch of winegeekspeak here. After the trepidation of our first cool vintage here it is: rich, supple, layered with truckloads of blackberry, blueberry, licorice, wild game and stone. Firm silky tannins frame sweet opulent black fruit and spice. Mmhmmm. - the winery

2009 Vintage

Ruckus is a blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon from Klipsun and Kiona Vineyards on Red Mountain. Massive, ripe and supple with truckloads of wild blackberry, blueberry pie, licorice, smoke and toasty oak. Firm tannins frame sweet opulent black fruit. - the winery

2008 Vintage Tasting Notes

2008 Wine Spectator - 94 points - Focused, complex, powerful and, in the end, deftly balanced, offering layers of cherry, pomegranate, roasted beet and smoke flavors. Hints at clove as the finish rolls on against refined tannins. Best from 2012 through 2018. - H.S.

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