Tag Archives: Petite Sirah

HECHO POR RUBEN – Made by Ruben

In order to further understand the consequence of each plow, snip, and touch he takes among the vines, Ruben decided to make wine. Over the past 15 years, Ruben’s intensive interaction with Sashi has enlightened him to barely distinguishable consequences of timing and care in each of the Stolpman Vineyards micro blocks. In order to branch out and learn anew, Ruben purchased fruit from some Read More →


It is with great pride that I introduce the first Stolpman wines to be labeled “Ballard Canyon” AVA. My father Tom began dreaming about and advocating for a Ballard Canyon American Viticultural Area over 20 years ago; by 2010 others saw the same light and our neighbors joined forces to begin the process of petitioning the Federal Government to officially recognize the uniqueness of our Read More →

Petite Sirah – AMERICAN Wine

When I think of Californian Petite Syrah I picture dark color, lush fruit profile, and big boxy, borderline enormous structure. These words often describe the ideal wine for the American palate that seeks out bigger, badder red wines. In the hotter climates of Cali, Petite Sirah whoops up on Paso Robles Grenache and Napa Valley Cabernet. Here, color alone can dictates pouring PS last, after Read More →