Stolpman Vineyards

Ballard Canyon Roussanne

9.0138 ratings
9.029 pro ratings
Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Roussanne
Pork, Fish, Cream Sauces, Chili & Hot Spicy, Chicken, Pate, Shellfish, Veal, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster
Top Notes For
Jordan Wardlaw

Powerful floral and lychee notes on the nose with touches of grilled pineapple, banana taffy and hazelnuts. Tropical fruit flavors grip the mid palate with plenty of intensity. The skin contact again brings a nice phenolic element that frames the exuberant fruit very well. Low brix/high acid provides a great treble frequency to balance the generous mid-range and booming bottom-end tones.

Powerful floral and lychee notes on the nose with touches of grilled pineapple, banana taffy and hazelnuts. Tropical fruit flavors grip the mid palate with plenty of intensity. The skin contact again brings a nice phenolic element that frames the exuberant fruit very well. Low brix/high acid provides a great treble frequency to balance the generous mid-range and booming bottom-end tones.

May 31st, 2019
Jordan Wardlaw

Really lovely. No filtration, gentle skin contact resulting in depth, concentration and freshness. Apricot, ginger, lemon curd, hazelnuts and fresh butter. Outstanding.

Really lovely. No filtration, gentle skin contact resulting in depth, concentration and freshness. Apricot, ginger, lemon curd, hazelnuts and fresh butter. Outstanding.

Nov 2nd, 2018
Chip Hughes

Chamomile, dry cider, Fino, hazelnuts and sea salt. More skin contact, less new oak this year. Hermitage-like. Ridiculous. #roussanne #stolpmanvineyards

Chamomile, dry cider, Fino, hazelnuts and sea salt. More skin contact, less new oak this year. Hermitage-like. Ridiculous. #roussanne #stolpmanvineyards

Oct 22nd, 2017
Blake Conklin

Cellar Hand Relic Winery

9.2

This was actually quite a treat. Surprising butter notes on the finish.

This was actually quite a treat. Surprising butter notes on the finish.

Sep 15th, 2017
Jeff Burrows

Spot on for roussanne, full body, flinty nose

Spot on for roussanne, full body, flinty nose

1 person found it helpfulDec 23rd, 2014
Sherry Hinerman

Nose of peach pits and oak; acid and heavy oak; fights with fishy taste of tuna carpaccio

Nose of peach pits and oak; acid and heavy oak; fights with fishy taste of tuna carpaccio

1 person found it helpfulOct 23rd, 2014
Chip Hughes

Honey, chamomile, toasted hazelnut. Big and rich, but balanced by superb acidity & lower alcohol. Gets better every year! #stolpman #roussanne

Honey, chamomile, toasted hazelnut. Big and rich, but balanced by superb acidity & lower alcohol. Gets better every year! #stolpman #roussanne

Mar 4th, 2017
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.1

Hopefully the oak will integrate with a few more years bottle age but there is still plenty to like here

Hopefully the oak will integrate with a few more years bottle age but there is still plenty to like here

Feb 26th, 2017
Dimitri Fedotov, C.S.

Sommelier Osteria 177

8.9

Please, note - it's a Grenache. And a great one!! East of Lompoc. Magic corridor.

Please, note - it's a Grenache. And a great one!! East of Lompoc. Magic corridor.

Feb 23rd, 2017
Chip Hughes

Chamomile, acacia honey, hazelnuts. Superbly concentrated, plenty of acidity, long. Lift & elegance. One of the best Stolpman Roussannes ever. @Peter Stolpman #ballardcanyon #roussanne

Chamomile, acacia honey, hazelnuts. Superbly concentrated, plenty of acidity, long. Lift & elegance. One of the best Stolpman Roussannes ever. @Peter Stolpman #ballardcanyon #roussanne

Oct 20th, 2016