Stolpman Syrah Santa Ynez Valley Estate Grown 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

Member Reviews for Stolpman Syrah Santa Ynez Valley Estate Grown

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
02/13/2010

A very unique syrah and interesting. It has descriptors that are spot-on with it being tarry and camphor laced. It sounds odd, but these are not bad things. It takes on a very distinct style of syrah and I enjoyed it. It's a very savory, fleshy wine. It's complex and evolves on the palate. - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 2/13/10


Snooth User: KerryBrash
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0.00 5
11/29/2013

Smooth, little spice at the end, great w Thanksgiving stuffing, gravy and cranberries.


Snooth User: Thom McCord
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0.00 5
03/05/2012

5 Stars - Requires decanting


Snooth User: sidewaysmiles1
2933086
4.00 5
11/05/2009

good, not great. i would have preferred a bit of sweeter taste.


External Reviews for Stolpman Syrah Santa Ynez Valley Estate Grown

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/12/2011

($30) Opaque ruby. Exotically perfumed bouquet of dark berries, Christmas spices, violet and minerals. Elegant, medium-bodied red and dark berry flavors stain the palate, with a dusty mineral quality contributing energy. Sappy dark berry flavors ling... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2006 Stolpman Vineyards Syrah Estate 750ml



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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