Happy Holidays
$ 27.00 Regular price

Stolpman Vineyards Syrah So Fresh Crunchy Rôastie Ballard Canyon 2019 750ml

Stolpman

Winemaker Notes

Background

The 2019 debut vintage of Crunchy Rôastie represents the latest evolution in our pursuit to make fresh and delicate Syrah.  The key is to pick Syrah early while still “crunchy”, with high acidity and low potential alcohol.  Then, we utilize whole-grape, un-crushed carbonic fermentation so as not to extract coarse, under-ripe tannin – leaving the wine feathery and chill-able.  To ensure a pure, luscious fruit profile we utilized the age-old Cote Rôtie method of co-fermenting a small percentage of viognier that heaps on pretty floral aromatics to the darker, brooding Syrah profile.

Vintage

2019 marked the second vintage in a row without harvest-time heat spikes.  Facial Expressions around the team conveyed our shared thoughts and feelings without saying a word – a certain giddiness that we had a shot at replaying 2018 armed with that year of heat-free experience.  And, the acids were hanging even higher and fresher than 2018.  The long, slow ripening allowed for subtle layers of flavor complexity throughout all of the 2019 wines.

Sensory

Deep, luscious blue, purple, and black fruit welcomes one into the smooth, supple, billowy mouthfeel.  Classic Syrah notes of olives, olive tapenade, and “roast” meats compliment the fruit purity from the nose all the way through to the seamless, soft finish.  Deep enough to pair with summertime grilling yet so smooth it gets yummier and crunchier – almost refreshing - drinking it with a chill.  As the bottle opens up with air, red-fruit appears above the blue-black and a nice spicy framing of freshness begins to lift the palate.

The giving “come-to-mama” yumminess seems weightier than its light 12.5% alcohol would suggest.

Producer Stolpman Vineyards

Category Wine - Still - Red

Grapes 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier

Geography California, United States

Appellation Ballard Canyon

Alcohol by volume 12.5%

Features No sulfites added

Available for Store Pick Up and Shipping to Illinois Residents Only - UPS Adult Signature is required

Shipping Cheese

We ship cheese using UPS Monday through Wednesday in insulated packages. UPS 2 Day Air is recommended to shipments to states not boarding Illinois.

Read more →

Shipping Wine (Illinois Only)

We ship wine to Illinois Residents Only, UPS Adult Signature in required. Wine shipments require special packaging and therefore will likely be shipped separate from other items purchased.

Read more →

Local Pick Up & Delivery

Local Pick Up is available for all items and can be selected at check out. Most items will be available same day. Cheese trays and other prepared items will could require extra time. Delivery is available, but could be limited at times due to staffing.

Read more →
Stolpman Vineyards Syrah So Fresh Crunchy Rôastie Ballard Canyon 2019 750ml-Galena River Wine and Cheese

Recently Viewed