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Stolpman Vineyards Crunchy Roastie Rainbow 2021

America, California Wine
Country America
Region California Wine
Appellation Santa Barbara County
Producer Stolpman Vineyards
Vintage 2021
Color Red
Varietal(s) 95% Syrah, 5% Viognier
¥4,840  (incl. tax)
Country America
Region California Wine
Appellation Santa Barbara County
Producer Stolpman Vineyards
Vintage 2021
Color Red
Varietal(s) 95% Syrah, 5% Viognier
Production

Viticulture

Mira Laguna Vineyard and My Friend Matt's Vineyard, both in Los Olivos District AVA

The cold spring led into an even, moderate 2021 growing season. A later year than normal fos­tered slow ripening while retaining balancing acid­ity. Syrah grapes remained taut leading to fresh, low-alcohol picks even in October!

Vinification

Whole-cluster, un-crushed grapes. 10 day native yeast, carbonic whole-cluster fermentation in sealed stainless steel

6 months in Neutral 500L French Oak Ermitage Vache Forest Puncheons

Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Lavender on the nose and exceedingly smooth and feathery on the palate with red and purple berry fruit. Polished, soft, and fine. Fresh, yet ap­proachable and inviting. The rainbow edition ben­efits from only a slight chill, best popped at cellar temperature (55F) and allowed to gradually warm up as the bottle (quickly) depletes.

Producer

Producer 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 12.5%
Product Code ST211558