Stolpman Vineyards

Para Maria de los Tecolotes Santa Barbara County Red Blend

9.142 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Red Blend
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
Adam Mahler

2015 vintage, great nose. suuuuper tight. This could be a Vacqueras. Minerals, muted fruit. Structured well, gripping tannins. Needs air, time. More endearing as it opens.

2015 vintage, great nose. suuuuper tight. This could be a Vacqueras. Minerals, muted fruit. Structured well, gripping tannins. Needs air, time. More endearing as it opens.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 4th, 2017
Davis Smith

Sommelier Acquerello

9.0

Very high QPR. Savory meatiness, herbal, dark fruit, deceptively agile and a lengthy finish

Very high QPR. Savory meatiness, herbal, dark fruit, deceptively agile and a lengthy finish

Nov 22nd, 2016
Bonnie Chu

Dark purple, blackberry bramble, pepper, savory, elegant, and full

Dark purple, blackberry bramble, pepper, savory, elegant, and full

Nov 16th, 2018
Ted Corvey

Got it as a gift. Really solid Santa Barbara Syrah. Will get more but May give it a few years. Has the feel that it is still working to come into balance.

Got it as a gift. Really solid Santa Barbara Syrah. Will get more but May give it a few years. Has the feel that it is still working to come into balance.

May 5th, 2018
Austin McIntire

Jammy plums, black fruits, black pepper. Not too tannic but full bodied

Jammy plums, black fruits, black pepper. Not too tannic but full bodied

Mar 27th, 2018
Emily Kresie-Harrington

2016 vintage. Super inky and extracted with lots of fine-grained tannins, florals, and spices. Tarragon, black currant, blackberry liqueur, mulberry, incense, graphite, asphalt, purple basil, resin, black tea, blood orange peel, loads of purple and red flowers. Stem inclusion is pretty overt, which I love, but isn't for everybody. 85 Syrah 15 Petit Verdot. Very much an elegant spice- and floral-style Syrah.

2016 vintage. Super inky and extracted with lots of fine-grained tannins, florals, and spices. Tarragon, black currant, blackberry liqueur, mulberry, incense, graphite, asphalt, purple basil, resin, black tea, blood orange peel, loads of purple and red flowers. Stem inclusion is pretty overt, which I love, but isn't for everybody. 85 Syrah 15 Petit Verdot. Very much an elegant spice- and floral-style Syrah.

Dec 4th, 2017
Joseph Valentin

Amazing!

Amazing!

Aug 12th, 2017
Michael Khan

Young, but opens up nicely. Great value.

Young, but opens up nicely. Great value.

Jun 17th, 2017
Tatiana Ernst

Smooth, inky red wine. A bit of spice and just delightful. Never had a bad Stolpman wine

Smooth, inky red wine. A bit of spice and just delightful. Never had a bad Stolpman wine

Apr 4th, 2017
John Lindahl

High tannin but not harsh. Prob gets better with age. Let's get a case!

High tannin but not harsh. Prob gets better with age. Let's get a case!

Dec 30th, 2016