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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...
92 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2011
(a 50/50 blend of sangiovese and syrah, co-fermented): Bright ruby-red. Aromas of crushed blackberry, violet and smoked meat. Juicy, supple and sweet, with lovely floral lift giving the wine noteworthy inner-mouth energy. In its richness without weight, this feels more European than New World. Finishes with a fine dusting of firm tannins and complex, lingering notes of meat, spices, flowers and flinty minerals. This distinctive and very successful blend can be enjoyed now, but it also has the spine to age. (ST)