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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 2012
(a selection of the best 300-liter barrels): Bright ruby-red. Kaleidoscopic nose offers scents of dark berries, smoked duck, mocha, brown spices, brown sugar and espresso; for the second consecutive vintage I was reminded of Guigal's La Landonne. Lush, fat, seamless and very deep, with harmonious ripe acidity framing the pliant dark berry and spice flavors. The powerful, extremely long, fruit-driven finish coats the palate with dusty tannins and a note of violet face powder. Wonderfully harmonious and vibrant wine, and distinctly lower in alcohol at 14.1% than the outstanding 2009 (15.3%). (ST)
91 Points | Wine Spectator
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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