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2007 Stolpman Vineyards Grenache Estate Santa Ynez Valley
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Tom and Marilyn Stolpman founded this Central Coast winery in 1990. The dry-farmed vineyard plantings here are one of the great viticultural stories of California...

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2007 Stolpman Vineyards Grenache Estate Santa Ynez Valley

Producer: Stolpman Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Grenache
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast
Appellation: Santa Ynez Valley

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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2009

($32) Intensely floral bouquet displays scents of raspberry, blackberry, potpourri, fruitcake and anise. Lush, creamy red and dark berry flavors display liqueur-like depth and very good clarity, picking up a tangy cherry skin note with air. Weightier on the finish, which features a sweet black raspberry flavor and persistent smokiness. This is the first vintage for this wine, which is made from 15-year-old vines.

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Grenache (aka Garnacha)

One of the more versatile red grapes in the world, Grenache thrives in southern France and Spain (where it is known as Garnacha). Ranging in style from light and fruity to deep, brooding and intense; the grape also suits a variety of ambitions: Grenache can be used in inexpensive wines that offer immediate satisfaction, but it is also successful...
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