Stolpman Vineyards

Stolpman Vineyards

Own Rooted Field Blend Mourvedre Blend

The theory goes that own rooted vines mature quicker than grafted. Side by side, they produce more concentrated flavors and aroma. Seems so in this case - this 2018 fetus of a wine is a concentrated flavorful paradox of dense and fresh.

Smokey dark berries with all the Syrah herbs. Flavors of cigar, cherry cola, and German chocolate cake. Slippy texture, Trojan horse tannins on top of a big 14%+ ABV.
— 17 days ago

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Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

@Hugh O'Riordan they are vines planted directly into the ground vs grafted. There is a bigger chance for phylloxera with own rooted...which is why grafted became a thing...
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Thanks. I’ll ask about the vines during my wine adventures. Hugh
Jay Kline

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@Hugh O'Riordan Most vitis vinifera globally are grafted to American root stock because it is more resistant to phylloxera. However, phylloxera doesn’t seem to like soils with high concentrations of sand so those vineyards are often unaffected by the louse and, as such, many vines remain ungrafted.

Stolpman Vineyards

Stolpman Chenin Blanc Combe 2017

A glimmer of hope for well priced natural wine from California. Combe Chenin is deep with personality. Ripe with plenty of residual acid, there is spiced pineapple, quince, basil, and earthy mushrooms. Terrific and underpriced ($20) and will probably retail for $31 next year. — a month ago

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Stolpman Vineyards

La Cuadrilla Ballard Canyon Red Blend 2017

Soft, balanced and easy drinking! Love it!! — a month ago

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Para Maria de los Tecolotes Rose Wine

Lovely! Light and refreshing, slightly effervescent. strawberries and vanilla! Rosé all day for the grilled food! — 8 days ago

Natasha Bray
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La Croce Santa Ynez Valley Red Blend 2012

This was quite a wine. Serious, but so pleasurable. Such a cool blend of equal parts Syrah and Sangiovese. Really exhibited a lot of classic Bordeaux notes. The Syrah and Sangio melded together and created a really harmonious composite. One of the best integrated wines I've had in some time. Well done. — 18 days ago

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Santa Barbara County Syrah 2017

The tannin is very subtle here. Soft and savory. Sausage roll is a tasting note I pick up here. But in a good way. I enjoyed this glass. Very satisfying. — a month ago

Stolpman Vineyards

"Love You Bunches" Carbonic Sangiovese

Wow. One of the most interesting Sangiovese that I have had. Nice under carbonic that brings out notes of rhubarb tart. Great with grilled vegetables in the summer. — 13 days ago

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Para Maria de los Tecolotes Santa Barbara County Red Blend 2017

Delectable Wine
9.1

The 2017 Para Maria de los Tecolotes, a blend of Syrah and Petit Verdot, is pliant and energetic, with terrific balance and tons of sheer appeal. Dark red fruit, spice and wild flowers all develop in this forward, inviting wine from Stolpman. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2019) — 18 days ago

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Ballard Canyon Roussanne

Much like the Avion from Stolpman but not as tight. Still loving this for the price. Ripe melon and very round quaff with a huge nose characteristic of the grape. — 24 days ago

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Stolpman Vineyard Grenache 2017

So interesting! Has this strong fresh green note that plays with how floral it is, like you’re smelling all parts of a rose garden. I feel like that might be from harvesting early for Santa Barbara? Super pretty light cherry notes that you might predict. Ethereal and lithe. Elegant restraint. Completely drinkable. — a month ago