Stolpman Vineyards

Syrah So Hot Estate Grown Ballard Canyon Syrah

9.110 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
Chip Hughes

Imagine Allemand being kidnapped and transported to the Wine Ghetto. Imagine him being told “do your Syrah thing...or else”. Carbonic. Sans soufre. Gaining weight and complexity 36 hours after opening. Will easily go 10 years. Sublime & extraordinary. #stolpmanvineyards #syrah #ballardcanyon #sanssoufre #carbonic

Imagine Allemand being kidnapped and transported to the Wine Ghetto. Imagine him being told “do your Syrah thing...or else”. Carbonic. Sans soufre. Gaining weight and complexity 36 hours after opening. Will easily go 10 years. Sublime & extraordinary. #stolpmanvineyards #syrah #ballardcanyon #sanssoufre #carbonic

1 person found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2018
Josh Claxton

Carbonic Syrah from high-density Ballard Canyon blocks. I was skeptical, but this is some serious juice, and like all of my favorite natural/low-intervention wines it is unmistakably representative of the grape’s traditional elements. This is Syrah, and you’re not left guessing. The carbonic, lifted notes are there, but they do not clash with or overshadow characteristics of the grape. Honestly, much more of a Rhône vibe than the more conventionally produced Stolpman wines (also delicious, for the record.) Getting more and more receptive to wines with glitter as I poke my head further into this natty wine rabbit hole...

Carbonic Syrah from high-density Ballard Canyon blocks. I was skeptical, but this is some serious juice, and like all of my favorite natural/low-intervention wines it is unmistakably representative of the grape’s traditional elements. This is Syrah, and you’re not left guessing. The carbonic, lifted notes are there, but they do not clash with or overshadow characteristics of the grape. Honestly, much more of a Rhône vibe than the more conventionally produced Stolpman wines (also delicious, for the record.) Getting more and more receptive to wines with glitter as I poke my head further into this natty wine rabbit hole...

May 6th, 2019
Zoe Rosenberg

Deep purple, edging on inkiness with whiffs of plum, cherry and gingersnap. There’s something about this that gives me Bath & Body Works vanilla cake candle vibes. Spicy on the back of the palette. Frickin good, but not super exciting.

Deep purple, edging on inkiness with whiffs of plum, cherry and gingersnap. There’s something about this that gives me Bath & Body Works vanilla cake candle vibes. Spicy on the back of the palette. Frickin good, but not super exciting.

Mar 28th, 2019
Brian Hearty

2017. Lighter body, dark fruits, a little funky. Really like it!

2017. Lighter body, dark fruits, a little funky. Really like it!

Feb 17th, 2019
Jordan Weissmann

This is a very cool, unexpected wine. Syrah, but carbonic. Fruity, light weight, funky, intercut with meaty and herby flavors. I’m just a little pissed I didn’t buy more.

This is a very cool, unexpected wine. Syrah, but carbonic. Fruity, light weight, funky, intercut with meaty and herby flavors. I’m just a little pissed I didn’t buy more.

Mar 13th, 2018
Nate Axline

Nate had this 3 months ago

Nate had this 3 months ago

Jul 18th, 2019
Garrett Cosenza

Garrett had this a year ago

Garrett had this a year ago

Sep 23rd, 2018
J
9.3

J had this 7 months ago

J had this 7 months ago

Mar 18th, 2019
Julie

Julie had this 8 months ago

Julie had this 8 months ago

Feb 6th, 2019
Justin Sun

Justin had this 2 years ago

Justin had this 2 years ago

Mar 17th, 2018