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2011 Stolpman Vineyards Golden Point White Wine 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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2011 Stolpman Vineyards Golden Point White Wine Santa Ynez Valley

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

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

(82% roussanne, 7% each chardonnay and sauvignon blanc and 4% viognier):  Pale yellow-gold.  Sexy, lightly sweaty aromas of stone fruits, game, truffle, honey and musky brown spices; plenty of chardonnay influence on the nose.  Broad, plush and full, with a saline quality to the pear and peach nectar flavors.  A bit softer and less complex than the 2010 version but this fat, dry wine has an attractive umami texture.  (ST)

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What a difference year-over-year!
11/08/2013
by Pizarro14005221
Much better than the '10, owing no little feat to the significant ratcheting up of the Roussanne addition. Deep golden-barley hue. Nose is dominated by smokey and salty tones and calcic-dusted green fruit - made me think of a cooler, windswept marine shoreline, like if apples were grown on the shoes of Islay, cut, and tumbled with fresh honeycomb. Despite massive richness, the cuvee is well braced by the accompaniment varietals, despite their small additions. Acidity is not bogged down by the broad Roussanne or rich Chardonnay; the SauvBlanc must offer enough shoring, plus getting some Viognier elegance. It just plain works and holds the finish, lingering on. This drinks well beyond the price offered to us, but thankfully so - glad I acquired a case. This is certainly my favorite white at the moment. This one will hand in bottle for years. 50/5/12/9/8/8
Honeysuckle in a glass
04/17/2014
by Merlot242737
What a white wine should be
2011 Stolpman Golden Point
10/29/2013
by Matlock 14106597
I'm not a big white wine fan, but I am a big Stolpman fan so when I saw that WA was releasing a Chardonnay from Stolpman, I jumped on it. Very nice wine and went well with chicken. I enjoyed it so much, I may be changing my attitude about white wine...

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