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2014 Stolpman Vineyards Syrah Estate Ballard Canyon 750ml

$24.99

SYRAH

48+ in stock

SKU: 890095000111

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STOLPMAN IS BACK WITH ANOTHER OUTSTANDING EFFORT FROM SASHI MOORMAN!

"We have been carrying Stolpman Vineyards wines since the beginning and every year the team seems to step it up a notch! This wine is no different with 93 points! We’ve been sold out of this wine since we last had it in last December, and I have no doubt we’ll sell out again soon! This wine is just too good to keep in stock so don’t miss out. Buy to open up with friends today or cellar to enjoy in years to come." – Glen Knight, The Wine House (4/4/17)

FROM THE WINERY

Varietal Blend: 100% Syrah
Vinification: Native fermentation, 50% whole-cluster
Vatting/Fermentation: Concrete fermenting tank
Cooperage & Elevage: 100% neutral French oak for 18 months

Juicy yet complex and savory. If you don’t like this wine – I give up. We continue to take pride in the relevance of this wine throughout the world. Throughout Northern Europe, the US, and even to Asia; sommeliers and customers seize on Estate Grown Syrah for its upfront joyful drinkability coupled with the underlying bonus of a more serious layer of iron, meat, and menthol that unfurl and reward those that cellar thewine just a couple years. A strong showing even following the past three great vintages, this wine proudly carries the Estate Grown Syrah torch forward.

About Stolpman Vineyards
Over 20 years ago, our Founding Partner, Thomas Stolpman, discovered what we believe to be one of the greatest viticultural sites on earth. Hidden in the hills of California’s Central Coast, on a rare Limestone outcropping & unobstructed from the Pacific Ocean wind, this unique land is ideally suited to grow Syrah and Roussanne grapes. We are committed to preserving this natural environment for our vines through natural farming, dry farming, & sustainable employment. In the winery, we prefer native fermentation & minimal manipulation. Dedicated to sensible farming & winemaking, we believe that we can create natural, vibrant, site-specific wines, with a focus unique to Ballard Canyon AVA, California.

Wine Enthusiast: 93 points

Dark aromas of black currant and black olive meet with charred beef and supple herbs of dill and anise on this wine's excellent nose. The sip is very full and hefty in body, allied with a juicy acidity and fruity character of concentrated blackberry that's imminently appealing. More elegant touches of lavender, rosemary and incense round out the palate.

Review date: March 2017

Vinous: 91 points

The 2014 Syrah Estate is surprisingly succulent for a young Stolpman Syrah, which Peter Stolpman attributes to warmer nights and softer extractions. Dark cherry, plum, mocha and dark spices are fused together in a deep, yet mid-weight, highly expressive Ballard Canyon Syrah. The whole clusters are felt but also very nicely balanced. If this is the future direction for Stolpman, all I can say is the winery has made huge strides in recent years.-- Antonio Galloni

Review date: September 2016