Stolpman Vineyards

Estate Grown Ballard Canyon Syrah

9.1481 ratings
9.260 pro ratings
Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Perry Riddle

Sarsaparilla bomb

Sarsaparilla bomb

Mar 7th, 2021
Peter Sultan

Have had Stolman in restaurants before ( David Chang?) so went with this Northern Rhone style Syrah- me thinks the frigid temps outside despite heat lamps accented the fruit/Nerviness but nonetheless at least I enjoyed it. Think less gamey but some of that gorgeous high toned N Rhone fruit. Really delicious. Outside meal with family, in Chelsea NYC

Have had Stolman in restaurants before ( David Chang?) so went with this Northern Rhone style Syrah- me thinks the frigid temps outside despite heat lamps accented the fruit/Nerviness but nonetheless at least I enjoyed it. Think less gamey but some of that gorgeous high toned N Rhone fruit. Really delicious. Outside meal with family, in Chelsea NYC

Feb 20th, 2021
Nate Axline

Showing very well right now. First day still bright and fresh dark red fruits. Next couple of days molded into a little more savory and earthy. Very solid bottle. Drink now or hold another couple years.

Showing very well right now. First day still bright and fresh dark red fruits. Next couple of days molded into a little more savory and earthy. Very solid bottle. Drink now or hold another couple years.

Nov 8th, 2020
Al Shikoh

blue and black fruits; dense, powerful, lots of fruit on the palate but medium tannin, 14.1% ABV; 50% whole cluster inclusion; $30

blue and black fruits; dense, powerful, lots of fruit on the palate but medium tannin, 14.1% ABV; 50% whole cluster inclusion; $30

Apr 20th, 2020
Chip Hughes

Seamless. Roast plum, confit raspberries, country ham, game juices. Dense, yet well-structured and long on the palate. Dry farming really beginning to show its value here.

Seamless. Roast plum, confit raspberries, country ham, game juices. Dense, yet well-structured and long on the palate. Dry farming really beginning to show its value here.

Mar 1st, 2019
Theo Olinger

Black cherry, vanilla, medium body and fairly dry finish

Black cherry, vanilla, medium body and fairly dry finish

Dec 1st, 2018
Richard Austin

Just amazing for such a young #syrah . Dark red and black fruit, some spice, a bit earthy. Wonderful mouth feel, delicate but very much alive. Stays for days.

Just amazing for such a young #syrah . Dark red and black fruit, some spice, a bit earthy. Wonderful mouth feel, delicate but very much alive. Stays for days.

5 people found it helpfulJan 2nd, 2015
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

8.7

Solid wine. Cocoa and charred meat.

Solid wine. Cocoa and charred meat.

4 people found it helpfulMar 9th, 2015
Kimberly Anderson

Birthday dinner wine. Second time I've had it and what a difference some time and air makes. Cranberry and raspberry on the palate. Herbaceous and a little bitter mid palate with a very silky finish. Can see where others got the charred meat flavor. Great value! Can't wait to try in a few years.

Birthday dinner wine. Second time I've had it and what a difference some time and air makes. Cranberry and raspberry on the palate. Herbaceous and a little bitter mid palate with a very silky finish. Can see where others got the charred meat flavor. Great value! Can't wait to try in a few years.

3 people found it helpfulMay 11th, 2015
Lauren Luquet

I love this wine every time I have it. What Cali Syrah should be!

I love this wine every time I have it. What Cali Syrah should be!

3 people found it helpfulJan 19th, 2015