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2012 Stolpman Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Estate Grown Santa Ynez Valley
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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...

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2012 Stolpman Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Estate Grown Santa Ynez Valley

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

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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2013

Very pale silvery-yellow color.  Tangy lime zest, white peach, mint and anise, plus grassy and gooseberry nuances that reminded me of New Zealand sauvignon.  Then supple, juicy and very dry, with a cool peppermint quality to the white grapefruit and lemon peel flavors.  A distinctly uncompromising sauvignon with good mineral lift.  With its modest texture, though, the finish is a bit lean and dried-edged.  Doesn't quite deliver what the nose promises.  (ST)

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