Tag Archives: Estate Syrah

2016 Vintage Update: Diving In

Across Santa Barbara County, the cold nights and moderate day time highs have resulted in phenolic and sugar ripeness at high acid levels. The resulting wines should be bright and vervy, and, age-able for decades. September 7th marked the first Syrah harvest night at Stolpman. We kicked off with the crown of Ruben’s block and some own-rooted high-density Syrah destined for the Estate bottling. By Read More →

Fresh Liveliness + Supple Texture = Wining Combination

Robust flavors and smooth, coating richness define the 2014 vintage. Warmer night time temperatures added richness and depth to bright, fresh fruit profiles. The pleasant, happy year in Ballard Canyon shows through to the wines. Representatives 2014 Estate Syrah and 2014 Estate Roussanne represent almost every exposure within in the hills of Stolpman Vineyards. Our 18 acres of Roussanne stretch over three different blocks and Read More →

Passionista Treasure Hunt: Vineyard Hike

Treasure Hunt The Passionista tasting room crew demanded a preview of the 8 new wines currently available for Pre-Release. We planned to conduct the tasting perched above the vineyard in the newly completed Villa Angeli. Of course, holding a staff tasting requires sitting down for a meal together, so alas, we had a perfect excuse for Chef Bryan Blakeboro to break in the giant Villa Angeli Read More →

We’re shifting the wavelengths of maximum absorbance, man. Can you dig it? A quick look at blending red & white.

From Stevie Wonder & Paul McCartney, to Paula Abdul & MC Skat Kat, even the king of pop himself taught us to ‘believe in miracles, it don’t matter if you’re black or white’. The blending of these creative powerhouse singer/songwriters to write together, to inspire tolerance, balance & stability – taught us that opposites really do attract. These are all lessons that the folks over Read More →

Giving Syrah ‘the old college try’ – ’04 ’05 ’06

In 2012, I was able to identify and focus on the US markets that demand Stolpman Estate Syrah at arm’s length; the towns where Syrah flows at every great bistro and farm-fresh cafe. We’re close to updating the ‘Trade’ section of our website with our new distributor list, so Sommeliers can easily track down Stolpman wine and quench The People’s thirst. In looking at our Read More →

Estate Syrah Vertical : 2001 to 2010

Estate Syrah embodies Stolpman Vineyards in a single wine. After all, Sashi Moorman blends almost every clone from our 92 acres of Syrah into the Estate Bottling. As our flagship wine, we make darn sure that Estate Syrah gives our customers one of the best quality-to-value ratios in the entire world of wine. Over the past 10 vintages, the crop yields averaged under 1.5 tons Read More →