WA 92pts. - Winemaker Notes - The Stolpman dry-farmed vineyard plantings are one of the great viticultural stories of California. Ideally situated on steep hillsides of Ballard Canyon, cooled by the Arctic air that flows from Alaska to Point Conception, this is a perfect spot. Winemaker Sashi Moorman works magic with the estate-grown Rhone varietals. Rated 90+
According to the Wine Advocate: The 2009 Syrah is a powerful wine endowed with considerable depth. Black fruit, licorice, leather and tar are some of the notes that wrap around the palate in this intense, muscular Syrah. Sweet floral notes add lift and a measure of balance on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022.