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Stolpman l'Avion 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Roussanne is definitely sympatico with the Stolpman Estate. Between Ruben's exceptional farming of these vines and their placement in both the cooler Western and lower parts of the vineyard, our Roussanne ripens perfectly in a gradual and gentle fashion. We regularly harvest the Roussanne at Stolpman with lower potential alcohols than our Syrahs, usually in the month of November. Fermented with indigenous yeast, in 100% new puncheons, the 2010 L'Avion spent 12 months in oak on lees and 3 months in tank before bottling. Figs, melons, honey, beeswax, and jasmine tea burst from the glass, with hints of blood orange in the subtle flavors. The mouthfeel of the L'Avion is one of its hallmarks and the 2010 is extravagantly textured with a long clean finish.

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Stolpman Vineyards:
The vineyards at the Stolpman estate enjoy the warm days and cool nights of Ballard Canyon, which lies 25 miles from the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara County, on California’s Central Coast. The combination of climate, southern exposure, and limestone soils makes for a unique terroir suited to growing Syrah, Sangiovese, and Roussanne. The first vines were planted at Stolpman in 1992 by Coastal... Read more
The vineyards at the Stolpman estate enjoy the warm days and cool nights of Ballard Canyon, which lies 25 miles from the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara County, on California’s Central Coast. The combination of climate, southern exposure, and limestone soils makes for a unique terroir suited to growing Syrah, Sangiovese, and Roussanne. The first vines were planted at Stolpman in 1992 by Coastal Vineyard Care Associates, who continue to farm and develop the 220-acre estate. We are constantly improving our vineyards according to the latest information available about viticultural techniques, technology, vine material and our specific terroir. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Stolpman l'Avion

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,267
4.00 5
09/12/2013

Full malo 100% new oak, 100% Roussanne fermented in new wood Sort of tropical on the nose with a bit of guava floating around here which is joined by smoky oak, polleny floral notes, with hints of tobacco and deep ripe pineapple base note. Weighty and deep on the palate, this retains fine acid balance, turning deep and nutty with ripe quince jelly flavors of the midpalate leading to a long spiced finish that shows fine minerality. Silky, smooth, and oily through the backend this ends with a moderately long finish cut with attractive minerality. Probably will improve in the bottle. 90pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,267
4.50 5
09/12/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: jreinard
2452844
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 08/31/2009

I greatly enjoyed this wine on its own, but one evening when I was entertaining guests I served fresh pineapple as a pre-dinner appetizer. When we returned to drink the L'Avion, it was simply astounding. This wonderful wine after eating fresh pineapple made the evening memorable. I will always use this pairing.


Snooth User: Barberolo
721003,140
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/01/2013

Four glasses


External Reviews for Stolpman l'Avion

External Review
Vintage: 2006 09/22/2010

The 2006 L'Avion, a blend of 90% Roussanne and 10% Viognier, is even better than the 2007. A full-bodied, dry white offering copious quantities of honeysuckle, and a hint of that petroleum/terroir-like character that one finds in a late harvest wine ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2006 Stolpman Vineyards L'Avion 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2005 02/20/2011

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2005 Stolpman Vineyards L'Avion 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2004 02/20/2011

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2004 Stolpman Vineyards L'Avion 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2003 03/13/2009

This delicious white wine is a blend of 90% Roussanne, 8% Viognier2% Sauvignon blanc.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 02/28/2009

90% Roussanne8% Viognier2% Sauvignon blanc



Roussanne is definitely sympatico with the Stolpman Estate. Between Ruben's exceptional farming of these vines and their placement in both the cooler Western and lower parts of the vineyard, our Roussanne ripens perfectly in a gradual and gentle fashion. We regularly harvest the Roussanne at Stolpman with lower potential alcohols than our Syrahs, usually in the month of November. Fermented with indigenous yeast, in 100% new puncheons, the 2010 L'Avion spent 12 months in oak on lees and 3 months in tank before bottling. Figs, melons, honey, beeswax, and jasmine tea burst from the glass, with hints of blood orange in the subtle flavors. The mouthfeel of the L'Avion is one of its hallmarks and the 2010 is extravagantly textured with a long clean finish.

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