Stolpman Vineyards

Estate Grown Ballard Canyon Syrah

9.1436 ratings
9.256 pro ratings
Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
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
Ron R
9.1

Pleasantly surprised with this, as Stoplman wines have been on my shit-list for a New York minute. Unflattering pepper and vegetal nose, transitions into a very presentable olive and leather-laced experience. Nice dark fruit profile cherries and blueberries. Finished sweet and sensual - Fulton St, NYC.

Pleasantly surprised with this, as Stoplman wines have been on my shit-list for a New York minute. Unflattering pepper and vegetal nose, transitions into a very presentable olive and leather-laced experience. Nice dark fruit profile cherries and blueberries. Finished sweet and sensual - Fulton St, NYC.

2 people found it helpfulAug 10th, 2019
Rob Kossayian

Price is right. Great expression of central coast Syrah. Mid weight. Cola, cherry, meat

Price is right. Great expression of central coast Syrah. Mid weight. Cola, cherry, meat

2 people found it helpfulMay 23rd, 2015