Full-bodied, dense, layered; strong blackberry, plum, vanilla, then blackberry again; hint of licorice w/blackberry @ end; mild lingering blackberry w/ long finish;
Rich , full bodied, very pleasing on the palate, long finish. One of the best.
everything you would want in a syrah. open it up and let it breath for awhile, but this has wonderful lingering flavor with a depth and richness that surprises you for a syrah
I agree with WineAccess. With prices on Syrahs like this one dropping fast, the best Syrah in California -- and the Stolpman Hilltops is one of the very best -- may be the greatest bargains. We drank this over two days. Not just rich, but really long -- more like Hermitage on the finish than like California. Is there any more?
lovely aroma, clean taste, lucious mouth feel
We've never tasted a wine that had so much texture---it was almost thick! It was so rich, and full-bodied. You could drink this wine all night (and we did!). It was so inky dark no light shone through -- it stained our wine glasses. It was more like a petite syrah in its depth, but even more dense than that...it was almost chewy. Delicious doesn't begin to describe it. We're so glad we bought four bottles -- wish we had a case!
This Syrah packs a powerful punch! Stands up to the heartiest of meals. Rich earthiness and powerful fruit tones describe its essence across the entire palate. Finely structure tannins and light acidity will allow it to age gracefully.
Big mouth feel and full-bright-fruit. Looong finish. Reminded me of the Saxum Syrah I had in October. Buying future releases.
We visited Stolpman in Ballard Canyon a couple of years ago. The wines were great, but I don't think they were as good as this 2007 which is said to be the best vintage in Santa Barbara County in some time. We didn't buy much on that trip. But we would have filled up the trunk if the Hilltops had been offered at the winery at this WineAccess price. Great work, WineAccess!
Excellent wine, long finish...gave us a pleasant buzz
Full bodied, yet elegant syrah with long lasting finish. This one's a crowd pleaser.
This wine is starting to head into its prime drinking window. It is smoother and more defined in previous tastings. Quite a delicious bottle of wine!
Decanted the bottle, it opened up nicely by the second glass.
Not as special as I thought it would be. Fruity and dense. I'll give as gifts!