Stolpman Vineyards

Estate Grown Santa Ynez Valley Syrah

9.0211 ratings
9.147 pro ratings
Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Nose has ripe plum, milk chocolate powder, ripe blackberry, ripe black cherry, green pepper in muddy garden soil, decaying roses and over-ripe red cherries.

Palate has milk chocolate covered cherry, wet leather, warmed black licorice, charred wood, ripe plum, grippy tannins and a very long finish. Started out a little hot (14.5% ABV) after a 4 hour decant, but settled in nicely afterwards.

Last bottle of the 2009 vintage from a 6-pack purchased in Nov 2012. Anyone continuing to hold this in proper storage, may do do until 2025-30.

Nose has ripe plum, milk chocolate powder, ripe blackberry, ripe black cherry, green pepper in muddy garden soil, decaying roses and over-ripe red cherries.

Palate has milk chocolate covered cherry, wet leather, warmed black licorice, charred wood, ripe plum, grippy tannins and a very long finish. Started out a little hot (14.5% ABV) after a 4 hour decant, but settled in nicely afterwards.

Last bottle of the 2009 vintage from a 6-pack purchased in Nov 2012. Anyone continuing to hold this in proper storage, may do do until 2025-30.

Sep 13th, 2020
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

9.2

Wish I had more of these in my cellar. Drinking great w an impeccable balance of black fruit, savory and mildly spicy elements. Fully resolved texture, and vibrantly alive, this could take more time in cellar.

Wish I had more of these in my cellar. Drinking great w an impeccable balance of black fruit, savory and mildly spicy elements. Fully resolved texture, and vibrantly alive, this could take more time in cellar.

Jun 8th, 2020
Severn Goodwin

Ripe plum skin, over ripe cherry on the palate. Nose is overly hot right now, so difficult to really pin down it's attributes.

Ripe plum skin, over ripe cherry on the palate. Nose is overly hot right now, so difficult to really pin down it's attributes.

Feb 10th, 2018
Colin Heinrich

Sales & Marketing B Wise Vineyards

9.3

Still holding, drinking solid, a more "natural" feel to the winemaking, i.e. More purity. Solid fruit development with flowers HdP and sweet tobacco, decent balance

Still holding, drinking solid, a more "natural" feel to the winemaking, i.e. More purity. Solid fruit development with flowers HdP and sweet tobacco, decent balance

4 people found it helpfulMay 14th, 2014
M. Ventre

Excellent QPR

Excellent QPR

1 person found it helpfulJan 30th, 2015
Matt Ryan

Hospitality Director Big Basin Vineyards

This stuff rocks. Blueberries, huckleberries, olive tapenade and hint of meat. In no way a sweet wine, just pure fruit. You'll make friends with this wine.

This stuff rocks. Blueberries, huckleberries, olive tapenade and hint of meat. In no way a sweet wine, just pure fruit. You'll make friends with this wine.

1 person found it helpfulJan 13th, 2014
Garrett Cosenza

Syrah-reduction of the best kind.

Syrah-reduction of the best kind.

Feb 21st, 2016
Phil Stice

Full of leather and earth- everything 10 yr old Syrah should be

Full of leather and earth- everything 10 yr old Syrah should be

May 16th, 2015
Chip Hughes

Fine, aromatic, structured. A long way to go...

Fine, aromatic, structured. A long way to go...

Feb 28th, 2015
Lori Sullivan

Blackberry, sweet tobacco, black cherry, dark spices. Silky tannins. I wish I still had a bottle.

Blackberry, sweet tobacco, black cherry, dark spices. Silky tannins. I wish I still had a bottle.

Dec 21st, 2014