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Stolpman Red Rhone Blend Santa Ynez Valley la Cuadrilla 2010

Member Review by donealrice:

Lots of flavors; smooth but dry; although not something I would put in "sweet" or "fruity" categories -- a hint of strawberry also got in there. Well balanced, soft tannins in finish. The more tasted, the more flavors rolled thru.

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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

Member Reviews for Stolpman Red Rhone Blend Santa Ynez Valley la Cuadrilla

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Snooth User: donealrice
932080237
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 03/27/2012

Lots of flavors; smooth but dry; although not something I would put in "sweet" or "fruity" categories -- a hint of strawberry also got in there. Well balanced, soft tannins in finish. The more tasted, the more flavors rolled thru.


Snooth User: johnloveswine
58792065
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 10/22/2011

Love it: big & bold.


Snooth User: Ron5953
634884297
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/05/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Stolpman Red Rhone Blend Santa Ynez Valley la Cuadrilla

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Vintage: 2009 04/13/2011

Stolpman Vineyards is located in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley on Ballard Canyon Road. The estate's south facing hills, calcareous soils, and gentle climate ripen grapes under ideal conditions. This wine is the product of carefully farmed, low-yielding vines and thoughtful winemaking. 80% Sangiovese 20% Grenache, salmon color and perfectly balanced!


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Vintage: 2009 12/02/2011

1/2 Grenache, 1/2 Syrah. Spicy, dark raspberries and strawberries, mint, black pepper, herbs de Provence, black olive, framboise and a youthful kick of tannins at the end.



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