Monthly Archives: November 2012

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If our Viognier Vines were human, they would certainly require Counseling…

The Viognier grape lives a complicated existence on Stolpman Vineyards. If the vines were human, they would certainly require counseling. They are only occasionally praised on their own; namely in 2001 and 2010, when we made a 100% Viognier.  2007 was the only year we have ever made a late harvest Viognier. With respect to their older brother, Roussanne, the Viognier vines are like a Read More →

Third Party Perspective: Andrew Murray’s thoughts on Stolpman’s Classic Syrah Style

Andrew Murray has a whole lot of experience with Central Coast Syrah.  He planted his family’s Foxen Canyon ranch back in the early 90’s after getting inspired in the Northern Rhone. His adventure actually started with his first taste of Condrieu, in a restaurant near Burgundy.  He and his dad jumped in the car and drove straight South to investigate where this magical white nectar Read More →

2012 Stolpman Rose: Bright & Vibrant!

Finishing up the 2012 harvest, it seems like ages ago that we decided to pick Grenache and Sangiovese for Rose. The vineyard looked great and the yields were healthy. We knew that picking a cluster or two off of each Sangiovese vine would make the 2012 Estate Sangiovese darker and more intense. Our Grenache vines also gave us a lot of clusters, especially in our Read More →