Stolpman Para Maria de los Tecolotes Ballard Canyon 2018

Syrah/Shiraz from Ballard Canyon, Central Coast, California
AG 92
WE 92
WA 90
14.1% ABV
Item # 338165

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92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Para Maria de los Tecolotes is another gorgeous wine in this range from Stolpman. Syrah and Petit Verdot work together beautifully here. Hints of lavender, licorice and spice meld into a core of inky dark fruit in a mid-weight, fruity red that offers tons of near and medium-term appeal. The 2018 is simply irresistible. Drink: 2020-2028. (Sep 2019)"

92 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: "It's hard to find a better wine for the price than this blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Petite Verdot. Blistered black-plum, charcoal and fresh boysenberry aromas kick off the nose, while the palate blends black pepper, boysenberry and smoke. It is a versatile table wine, as apt for tacos and barbecue as it is for prime rib and roast lamb. Alcohol 14.1%. (May 2020)"

90 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Para Maria de las Tecolotes, a blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Petit Verdot, features bright scents of blackberries and blackcurrants with notes of tar, earth and loads of floral perfume. The medium to full-bodied palate is concentrated and wonderfully fresh, with a grainy frame and long finish. Drink: 2020-2025. (Oct 2020)" Producer notes: "2018 Para Maria first seduces with wafting blueberry compote straight out of the bottle. Buffering the blueness lies a deeper chocolate malt below and then a fiery, spicy red energy above. The wine strikes an impressive breadth of tactile sensation from the rich and robust to a freshly cut edge - to me this is the whole point of combining elements into a red blend and when well executed like the 2018, the different elements launch the wine into the category of authentically fine wine."
92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Para Maria de los Tecolotes is another gorgeous wine in this range from Stolpman. Syrah and Petit Verdot work together beautifully here. Hints of lavender, licorice and spice meld into a core of inky dark fruit in a mid-weight, fruity red that offers tons of near and medium-term appeal. The 2018 is simply irresistible. Drink: 2020-2028. (Sep 2019)"

92 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: "It's hard to find a better wine for the price than this blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Petite Verdot. Blistered black-plum, charcoal and fresh boysenberry aromas kick off the nose, while the palate blends black pepper, boysenberry and smoke. It is a versatile table wine, as apt for tacos and barbecue as it is for prime rib and roast lamb. Alcohol 14.1%. (May 2020)"

90 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Para Maria de las Tecolotes, a blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Petit Verdot, features bright scents of blackberries and blackcurrants with notes of tar, earth and loads of floral perfume. The medium to full-bodied palate is concentrated and wonderfully fresh, with a grainy frame and long finish. Drink: 2020-2025. (Oct 2020)" Producer notes: "2018 Para Maria first seduces with wafting blueberry compote straight out of the bottle. Buffering the blueness lies a deeper chocolate malt below and then a fiery, spicy red energy above. The wine strikes an impressive breadth of tactile sensation from the rich and robust to a freshly cut edge - to me this is the whole point of combining elements into a red blend and when well executed like the 2018, the different elements launch the wine into the category of authentically fine wine."
Product SKU 338165
Producer Stolpman
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Central Coast
Appellation Ballard Canyon
Varietal Syrah/Shiraz
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 14.1%
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