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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 Golden Point White Wine Santa Ynez Valley
Producer: Stolpman Vineyards
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: other white varietal
Region: Central Coast
Appellation: Santa Ynez Valley
89 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2012
(a blend of 64% roussanne, 21% chardonnay and 15% sauvignon blanc): Light-medium yellow-gold. Aromas of peach, apricot, honey, lichee and wild herbs, lifted by a mineral note, with smoky and nutty nuances emerging with air. Fat, pliant and almost shockingly dry, in a distinctly Old World style, with chewy flavors of cyanic peach pit, nut butter, anise and mint. Austere for all its opulence. Finishes saline, fresh and persistent, with very good lift. This is unusually demanding for a $20 white wine from the New World! (ST)
My wife and I enjoyed the first bottle and are happy will had ordered a whole case for future days.
What a wine!!
Just when I think my jaded palate can't get excited in this price point, this wine blew me away. Exactly what Wine Access's review described. I only regret buying just one case.
I love Rhone whites, but they're hard to find and inconsistent in my area. The Stolpman is a refreshing change from the endless parade of overpriced chardonnays, lemony sauvignon blancs, and flabby pinot gris flooding the market right now. Way to go, Stolpman.
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Good balance, great acidity wonderful fruit flavors.
For an everyday wine that everyone enjoys, this is a very good choice.
Pure goldenrod hue. Bouquet of salted hay and Bosc pear with crushed oyster shells. Pear and lemongrass water, hints of muddled bamboo shoot. Finished short and bright, apricot pit and lemon rind, faint green grass. Smart attack with no back-end. B-/87
A delightful wine to share with friends
A great summer wine for when friends drop in. Goes well with fruit and cheese! Or a salad
A Pleasant White
This was a very nice bottle. I wish Wine Access would allow half stars, and I would have definitely given this bottle 3-1/2 stars. For the money, a real bargain. Decent bottle without the overoaked qualities of a lot of CA chards. I liked the mix of grapes in this one. Decent nose too.
Grows on you.
As a Chardonnay person, I felt the delightful description of this wine led me to expect more of a positive experience. It was a bit thin, lacked depth, but did grow on me. I like Chardonnays dry, not too sweet, but a touch of sweetness and depth to the taste of the wine. This had the dryness, but the taste was not as distinctive as I would have liked.
This wine is disappointingly heavy, not a refreshing white.
Meh ... An odd concoction
Being fan of Rhone whites I was intrigued by the combination of Roussanne, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc and the interesting WineAccess review. Once I tasted it however I was sadly disappointed. The flavors are muddled. I just tasted the 2010 Lone Madrone Points West White (about the same price point; Roussanne, Viognier, Picpoul Blanc, Marsanne) and it was significantly better.
Watery, and a bit sour
No body and no flavor....a complete disappointment...wonder if I received what I truly ordered.
I was sorely disappointed. Like xgrove, I am a fan of white Rhone and thought this would be interesting. Wrong. It is a hodgepodge of neither interest nor distinction. I am stuck with a case of what should be 6buck chuck.
Wineaccess needs to do a better job describing rather than hyping blah,one-dimensional wine.
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