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Sunfish Cellars USD 25.99 750ml

Stolpman Grenache Santa Ynez Valley 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Picked in Nov, 33% whole cluster First vintage 2006, grown for close to 20 years but never fermented it by itself, Mineral, even a bit steely on the nose which shows a red fruit profile with mild intensity over a savory base. This is quite big on entry, packed with savory tannins up front followed by rich candied Jolly Rancher raspberry/strawberry fruit, supported nicely by the tannins. The finish is long and shows off red fruits, with a dash of watermelon with those savory tannins serving to add interesting contrast. 89pts

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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 Grenache Santa Ynez Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.00 5
08/07/2013

Picked in Nov, 33% whole cluster First vintage 2006, grown for close to 20 years but never fermented it by itself, Mineral, even a bit steely on the nose which shows a red fruit profile with mild intensity over a savory base. This is quite big on entry, packed with savory tannins up front followed by rich candied Jolly Rancher raspberry/strawberry fruit, supported nicely by the tannins. The finish is long and shows off red fruits, with a dash of watermelon with those savory tannins serving to add interesting contrast. 89pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.50 5
08/07/2013

Four and a half glasses



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