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Stolpman Vineyards Para Maria 2018

America, California Wine
92 WE
90 RP
Stolpman Vineyards Para Maria

An amazing Santa Barbara Syrah done in a carbonic fermentation style to highlight the beautiful pure fruit aromas while retaining great acid and tannin structure.

Country America
Region California Wine
Appellation Santa Barbara County
Winery Stolpman Vineyards
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Varietal(s) 80% Syrah, 20% Petit Verdot
¥4,180  (incl. tax)

An amazing Santa Barbara Syrah done in a carbonic fermentation style to highlight the beautiful pure fruit aromas while retaining great acid and tannin structure.

Country America
Region California Wine
Appellation Santa Barbara County
Winery Stolpman Vineyards
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Varietal(s) 80% Syrah, 20% Petit Verdot
Production

Viticulture

Selected from vineyard sites by veteran Stolpman Vineyard Manager, the Grape Whisperer, Ruben Solorzano.

Vinification

40% Syrah (whole-cluster Carbonic Fermentation in sealed tank),
40% Syrah(de-stemmed, traditional open top fermentation)
20% Petite Verdot (de-stemmed, open-top)

100% neutral oak barre ls for 9 months

Owning & Enjoying

Tasting 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 - 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.

Press
92Wine Enthusiast
90Robert Parker
Winery

Winery Description

Leading Syrah Producer of Ballard Canyon AVA

Over 20 years ago, Thomas Stolpman, discovered what many might describe as one of the greatest viticultural sites on earth. Hidden in the hills of California’s Central Coast, on a rare Limestone outcropping & unobstructed from the Pacific Ocean wind, this unique land is ideally suited to grow Syrah and Roussanne grapes. Stolpman is committed to preserving this natural environment for thier vines through natural farming, dry farming, & sustainable employment. In the winery, they prefer native fermentation & minimal manipulation.


Dedicated to sensible farming & winemaking, they believe that they can create natural, vibrant, site-specific wines, with a focus unique to Ballard Canyon AVA, California. Their 220-acre property, of which 153 acres are currently planted to grapes, lies on three major limestone ridgelines in Santa Barbara County. By implementing revolutionary viticultural techniques, they push the dry-farmed limestone vines to unprecedented levels of quality.

Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.1%
Product Code ST181442
UPC 090095000337