"The outstanding 2013 Syrah Ruckus has lots of floral characteristics as well as classic Red Mountain minerality, cassis and black raspberry fruit. Full-bodied, rich and textured, it should drink beautifully for 5-7 years. Note that the blend here is 92% Syrah and 8% Viognier (no doubt why itâÄôs so floral) and it was aged in 33% new French oak." â€“Jun-16
Vineyards: Ciel du Cheval, Boushey
Appellation: Red Mountain
Aging: 33% new French oak, 16 mos
Chris likes to compare his 'Ruckus' with wines produced in CĂ´te RĂ´tie or Hermitage. "Possessed of a dense, saturated, inkbottle hue, aromas of blackberries, crĂ¨me de cassis, smokey game, graphite and Georgia asphalt on a summer day roar from the glass", he describes.