Stolpman Syrah Ballard Canyon Estate 2018 1.5L

Syrah/Shiraz from Ballard Canyon, Central Coast, California
AG 94
WA 91-93
14.1% ABV
Item # 336070

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$59.95
1.5L
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94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Syrah Estate is a fabulous example of both the estate and everything Ballard Canyon is about. Fabulously deep and expansive, the Estate captures tremendous character. The flavors are dark, brooding and so rich. Black cherry, plum, leather, spice and dried herbs abound. The 50% whole clusters are nicely integrated, but the tannins are equally imposing, so a measure of patience is critical. All of the other Syrahs in this range are compelling, but to me the Estate is the most complete. It's a reference-point wine for the appellation. Drink: 2021-2030. (Aug 2020)"

91-93 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "An assembled barrel blend, the 2018 Syrah Estate is medium to deep ruby-purple and scented of candied blueberries, black cherries, black and red currants, baker's chocolate, cranberry, violet and lilac plus soil and garrigue hints. Medium to full-bodied, it offers a full spectrum of cocoa-tinged, tricolored fruits, with firm, pleasantly chewy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and perfumed. (Sep 2019)"

Producer notes: "100% Syrah. The thick, tantalizing red fruit through the palate bears a strong correlation to the best 2018 St. Joseph Syrah bottlings we tasted on our team’s June 2019 trip to France. I am thrilled we locked in the current fresh profile and bottled in early September, just over 10 months after harvesting. The fierce red fruit bursting through the palate brings me back to the cellar of Gonon while the hint of tar brooding beneath reminds me of Monier Perreol. As the wine opens in the glass, more soul begins to emerge out of the pure prettiness. Not only is this wine a bombshell out of the gate, it will only begin to peak in 3-4 more years. Barrel aged for 10 months in 100% neutral French oak 500L Puncheons. Alcohol 14.1%."
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94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Syrah Estate is a fabulous example of both the estate and everything Ballard Canyon is about. Fabulously deep and expansive, the Estate captures tremendous character. The flavors are dark, brooding and so rich. Black cherry, plum, leather, spice and dried herbs abound. The 50% whole clusters are nicely integrated, but the tannins are equally imposing, so a measure of patience is critical. All of the other Syrahs in this range are compelling, but to me the Estate is the most complete. It's a reference-point wine for the appellation. Drink: 2021-2030. (Aug 2020)"

91-93 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "An assembled barrel blend, the 2018 Syrah Estate is medium to deep ruby-purple and scented of candied blueberries, black cherries, black and red currants, baker's chocolate, cranberry, violet and lilac plus soil and garrigue hints. Medium to full-bodied, it offers a full spectrum of cocoa-tinged, tricolored fruits, with firm, pleasantly chewy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and perfumed. (Sep 2019)"

Producer notes: "100% Syrah. The thick, tantalizing red fruit through the palate bears a strong correlation to the best 2018 St. Joseph Syrah bottlings we tasted on our team’s June 2019 trip to France. I am thrilled we locked in the current fresh profile and bottled in early September, just over 10 months after harvesting. The fierce red fruit bursting through the palate brings me back to the cellar of Gonon while the hint of tar brooding beneath reminds me of Monier Perreol. As the wine opens in the glass, more soul begins to emerge out of the pure prettiness. Not only is this wine a bombshell out of the gate, it will only begin to peak in 3-4 more years. Barrel aged for 10 months in 100% neutral French oak 500L Puncheons. Alcohol 14.1%."
Product SKU 336070
Producer Stolpman
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Central Coast
Appellation Ballard Canyon
Varietal Syrah/Shiraz
Vintage 2018
Size 1.5L
Color Red
ABV 14.1%
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