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2010 Stolpman Vineyards Roussanne L'Avion 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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2010 Stolpman Vineyards Roussanne L'Avion Santa Ynez Valley

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

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A most promising youngster
01/12/2014
by Trebbiano317555
A wonderful wine which still is too young to show optimally. Only after a couple of days did the huge fruit, acidity and minerality begin to integrate. A week after opening, they were more in harmony but the oak predominated.
Golden
11/05/2013
by Patterson14188457
I enjoyed the fruity notes and more complex flavors. I was very happy with this choice.
Minerally deficient
05/20/2013
by Golubeva14105281
These flighty fruity flavors are not enough. Give us some sturdiness in the undercarriage!

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Roussanne

Like its conventional blending partner Marsanne, Roussane is most frequently associated with the northern Rhone Valley. It joins Marsanne as the only white varieties grown in the appellations of St. Joseph, Hermitage, and Crozes-Hermitage. When blended, these two varieties produce rich, full-bodied white wines that reach their finest expression in...
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