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About Stolpman Vineyards
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...
95 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2011
(15.3% alcohol; from the winery's best barrels of syrah): Full medium ruby. Slightly high-toned aromas of black raspberry, smoky minerality, brown spices and Peking smoked duck. Like liquid velvet in the mouth, with superconcentrated, marrowy flavors of dark fruits, spices and minerals. A real essence of syrah, with the sheer verve to keep the alcohol in the deep background. Finishes with palate-staining perfume of crushed black cherry and pepper. I was reminded of La Landonne, but this wine will offer much more early appeal. (ST)
88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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