Stolpman Vineyards

Estate Grown Ballard Canyon Syrah

9.030 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
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
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
Doggfather

Nice

Oct 10th, 2020
Ryan Vento

It’s been years since I’d last checked on Peter Stolpman’s offerings and wow...I shouldn’t have waited so long. I had forgotten how good his Ballard Canyon Syrah is 😐 So plush and suave with fantastic texture. Notes of juicy plums, blackberries, baking spices, eucalyptus, and sweet pipe tobacco. Awesome juice 👊🏻

It’s been years since I’d last checked on Peter Stolpman’s offerings and wow...I shouldn’t have waited so long. I had forgotten how good his Ballard Canyon Syrah is 😐 So plush and suave with fantastic texture. Notes of juicy plums, blackberries, baking spices, eucalyptus, and sweet pipe tobacco. Awesome juice 👊🏻

Jan 25th, 2020
Adam Beasley

A gift from my team for Boss’s Day, this was very good. Inky dark magenta, this poured thick and viscous. The nose is exactly what I’ve come to expect from Santa Barbara Syrah - Lavender, licorice, black pepper, a sweet marshmallow thing, and ripe blue fruit. There are some of the typical smoked meat and olive components, but they’re subtle. It’s got firm, grippy tannins, medium acid, and a long finish. There’s no rush on this, and it will be better a few years down the line, but on a cold Tuesday night with my wife’s killer lasagna soup, it was perfect.

A gift from my team for Boss’s Day, this was very good. Inky dark magenta, this poured thick and viscous. The nose is exactly what I’ve come to expect from Santa Barbara Syrah - Lavender, licorice, black pepper, a sweet marshmallow thing, and ripe blue fruit. There are some of the typical smoked meat and olive components, but they’re subtle. It’s got firm, grippy tannins, medium acid, and a long finish. There’s no rush on this, and it will be better a few years down the line, but on a cold Tuesday night with my wife’s killer lasagna soup, it was perfect.

Nov 13th, 2019
Diane Menninger

3/5 aroma rich fruit with odd spice. 3/5 fruit BAM!!! Chewing after fruit . Tannin. Super robust complex . Depends on food and my mood. $25

3/5 aroma rich fruit with odd spice. 3/5 fruit BAM!!! Chewing after fruit . Tannin. Super robust complex . Depends on food and my mood. $25

Oct 29th, 2019
NaRayan Urciuoli

Black olive, savory, power house cal Syrah. Laying some down for 10+ years

Black olive, savory, power house cal Syrah. Laying some down for 10+ years

Jul 8th, 2019
Kevin Bohlin

Rich and dense from dry farmed grapes with loads of black fruit and hints of smokey Syrah. Tons of pleasure and decent complexity great price point too

Rich and dense from dry farmed grapes with loads of black fruit and hints of smokey Syrah. Tons of pleasure and decent complexity great price point too

Apr 21st, 2019