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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
89065217,192
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
89065217,192
4.50 5
09/12/2013

Four and a half glasses



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.

Dietary Information: Organic


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