Stolpman Syrah Santa Ynez Valley Hilltops 2006

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As our Estate Syrah is a cohesive blend of grapes picked from throughout the vineyard, our Hilltops Syrah originates ...

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This is intensely aromatic and complex with wonderfully intertwined notes of mulberry, candied bitter cherry, boysenberry, smoke, toast, orange blo... Read more

As our Estate Syrah is a cohesive blend of grapes picked from throughout the vineyard, our Hilltops Syrah originates from distinct blocks- literall... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Stolpman Syrah Santa Ynez Valley Hilltops

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
01/12/2011

This is intensely aromatic and complex with wonderfully intertwined notes of mulberry, candied bitter cherry, boysenberry, smoke, toast, orange blossoms, cracked pepper, star anise and some low beefy notes. Airing teases out gentle herbal top notes that add to the floral impression the wine gives. I expected the wine to be open, round and lush on the palate must this is big yet really firm and poised. there is no babyfat here, just pure, concentrated mountain fruit with a dark, yet fresh black bitter cherry character backed up with well integrated wood spice and stiff soil tones. The finish is a bit tight yet reveal incipient elegance and the lovely depth this wine has without being a fruit bomb. This has phenomenal freshness and balance with a wonderful interplay of elements that become more explosively aromatic with air. Fabulous Syrah that draws as much from the old world as the new. The finish gains peppery length and finesse with air even though it remains quite firm. Fabulous syrah. 94pts


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Source: The Wine Closet
12/21/2009

As our Estate Syrah is a cohesive blend of grapes picked from throughout the vineyard, our Hilltops Syrah originates from distinct blocks- literally on the hilltops. With striking notes of blueberry, honeysuckle and smoke on the nose, our Hilltops has provocative character and silky mouth feel. Enjoy this vintage with a puff pastry baked brie drizzled in a port reduction sauce. For the more patient purchasers of this bottle, lay it down for 7 to 8 years. Wine Advocate 92 points Stephen Tanzer 92+ points 748 cases produced.


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5.00 5
08/09/2010

Winemaker's Notes:

As our Estate Syrah is a cohesive blend of grapes picked from throughout the vineyard, our Hilltops Syrah originates from distinct blocks- literally on the hilltops. With striking notes of blueberry, honeysuckle and smoke on the nose, our Hilltops has provocative character and silky mouth feel. Enjoy this vintage with a puff pastry baked brie drizzled in a port reduction sauce. For the more patient purchasers of this bottle, lay it down for 7 to 8 years. Wine Advocate 92 points Stephen Tanzer 92+ points 748 cases produced.

As our Estate Syrah is a cohesive blend of grapes picked from throughout the vineyard, our Hilltops Syrah originates from distinct blocks- literally on the hilltops. With striking notes of blueberry, honeysuckle and smoke on the nose, our Hilltops has provocative character and silky mouth feel. Enjoy this vintage with a puff pastry baked brie drizzled in a port reduction sauce. For the more patient purchasers of this bottle, lay it down for 7 to 8 years. Wine Advocate 92 points Stephen Tanzer 92+ points 748 cases produced.

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