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Stolpman Syrah Santa Ynez Valley 2006

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The Stolpman Vineyard lies along the beautiful Ballard Canyon Road, in what I would call a moderate zonenot quite cool, not quite warm. The soils are laden with limestone, which mimic the great soils of the Northern Rhone region of France. This produces a very classy Syrah that hides its bigness quite well. The vineyard owners have stopped selling fruit as of the 2008 vintage so this is the 2nd to last Stolpman Vineyard Syrah that we will craft. It is one not to be missed. It should continue to age for 3-4 more years."Non-member discount!Non-members can still enjoy a 10% discount on case purchases. Note that the discount won't be shown when you place the order, but will be granted during the processing of your payment and confirmed in your order confirmation email. Or simply place your order directly with us by calling during business hours at 805-686-9604."

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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
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Editorial Reviews for Stolpman Syrah Santa Ynez Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,289
4.00 5
01/22/2009

Very fine, almost citrussy with wiry green herbal notes, salted plum, integrated wood tones, floral notes, wiry wild berry fruits a touch of candied watermelon peel and a hint of bell pepper. Really perfumed and balanced with good intensity on the nose. . Slinky, juicy, brambly berry fruit with lots of herbal, citrus rind and green melon rind top notes. Really lovely balance here, holding its alcohol very well. Emerging notes of briary black currant fruit on the mid-palate marry with the wood spice tones well but the acid becomes a bit too prominent. Clean and brisk on the finish with a nice grenadine tone that tapers out for a fairly long time. This is really nice, richly flavored but balanced, transparent and precise but the acid seems a bit out of whack. It’s still a fine wine 90pts

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2.50 5
01/22/2009

Molasses nose and flavors. It's hot but also extremely sweet. Wow, that's cloying. The tannins save it at the end... a little.

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Snooth User: solomania9
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3.00 5
11/21/2009

Dusty and dry on the nose. Great review from GDP - also getting the salted plum and floral notes that build to an acidic peppery crescendo and slowly finishes with a syrupy thing going on.



The Stolpman Vineyard lies along the beautiful Ballard Canyon Road, in what I would call a moderate zonenot quite cool, not quite warm. The soils are laden with limestone, which mimic the great soils of the Northern Rhone region of France. This produces a very classy Syrah that hides its bigness quite well. The vineyard owners have stopped selling fruit as of the 2008 vintage so this is the 2nd to last Stolpman Vineyard Syrah that we will craft. It is one not to be missed. It should continue to age for 3-4 more years."Non-member discount!Non-members can still enjoy a 10% discount on case purchases. Note that the discount won't be shown when you place the order, but will be granted during the processing of your payment and confirmed in your order confirmation email. Or simply place your order directly with us by calling during business hours at 805-686-9604."

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