Monthly Archives: June 2014

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Mother Vine’s Offspring: The Second Generation

The most revolutionary vineyard block at Stolpman looks great in its second year! B A C K G R O U N D Ruben planted the Mother Vine Syrah cutting on February 15th, 2013. The Mother Vine, the healthiest of 50 special cuttings, grew alone on the hillside in order to leave room for its expansion. In March of 2014, Ruben, aided by his 4 year Read More →

Peerless Wine: 2012 Estate Syrah

T H E  L E A D  U P 2012 was a dream vintage in which nature seemingly telegraphed every move. Ruben and Sashi coordinated La Cuadrilla in routine all-night pickings through late October to deliver fruit at the peak of bright-ripeness. When Ruben Solorzano handed off the last load of 2012 Syrah to Sashi Moorman he reported to me with a broad smile “I gave Read More →