Tag Archives: 2016 Vintage

The Joy of Magnums: Celebrate and Collect

The birth of our son, August James, brought home the fact that Stolpman Vineyards needs to produce more large-format bottles. Rather than wait for Auggie’s 2017 birth-year vintage, we will return to bottling magnums of the stunning 2016 vintage. The age-worthy wines that already last decades in 750mL, stay fresher longer in bigger bottles.  I look forward to Auggie trying his birth-year wines when he Read More →

Flowering: Fingers Crossed

The vineyard is alive with 2016 growth and finger’s crossed, moderate weather will prevail through spring. The early, fragile stages of growth are the riskiest of the year. On the Central Coast, climactic events early in the season often define the vintage profile more profoundly than harvest-time heat spikes and storms. Hoping for Better Luck It’s easy to suspect California’s well-publicized drought as the culprit Read More →