Stolpman Vineyards

La Cuadrilla Ballard Canyon Red Blend

9.071 ratings
9.113 pro ratings
Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah, Sangiovese, Grenache, Petite Sirah
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Chocolate & Caramel, Veal, Nuts & Seeds, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Chip Hughes

Dialed back on the Syrah this vintage. The extra Sangio and Grenache give it lift and freshness. One of my favorites of the past few years...super aromatic!

Dialed back on the Syrah this vintage. The extra Sangio and Grenache give it lift and freshness. One of my favorites of the past few years...super aromatic!

Mar 19th, 2019
Rob Brobst III

Ready to go!!!

Ready to go!!!

Jul 3rd, 2018
Chip Hughes

2016 Ballard Canyon in a snapshot: high-energy, fresh, pure. This year’s Cuadrilla is Syrah-heavy (72%), with Sangio and Grenache for lift. One of the best yet in this series of extraordinary wines! #stolpmanvineyards #ballardcanyon #syrah

2016 Ballard Canyon in a snapshot: high-energy, fresh, pure. This year’s Cuadrilla is Syrah-heavy (72%), with Sangio and Grenache for lift. One of the best yet in this series of extraordinary wines! #stolpmanvineyards #ballardcanyon #syrah

Feb 28th, 2018
Pedro Rusk

Wine Educator Kendall Jackson

9.0

It's like Syrah fruit punch perfect with salami on dark rye and vineyards

It's like Syrah fruit punch perfect with salami on dark rye and vineyards

Jun 4th, 2015
Davis Anderson

Sales VOS Selections

8.9

Dude. Yes.

Dude. Yes.

Feb 23rd, 2015
Christian Broder

GM/Sommelier The Social Wine Company

8.0

Not sure about this one... Spritz out of the gate and seemed all over the place. 2012.

Not sure about this one... Spritz out of the gate and seemed all over the place. 2012.

Nov 8th, 2014
Bruce Thompson

Big Boy!!

Big Boy!!

May 11th, 2014
Tree Kilpatrick

Smells nice. Hint of blood orange or something. Cherry and berry there too. Flavor is classic CA. Bit of dark fruits, hint of spice, some oak. But good balance with a nice back end. Plenty of cheerful cherry.

Smells nice. Hint of blood orange or something. Cherry and berry there too. Flavor is classic CA. Bit of dark fruits, hint of spice, some oak. But good balance with a nice back end. Plenty of cheerful cherry.

Dec 16th, 2018
N O
8.6

Like drinking strawberry jam syrup

Like drinking strawberry jam syrup

Nov 30th, 2018
Brittany Gray

Bold and juicy

Bold and juicy

Nov 26th, 2018