Vinous 92 WA 90 Pts - According to Antonio Galloni - Stolpman's 2013 Syrah Estate is juicy and expressive, with plenty of Mediterranean herbs, dried flowers, black cherries and underbrush. A wine of real personality and character, the Estate captures the essence of what makes Ballard Canyon Syrahs so compelling; which is to say an interplay of dense fruit with expressive varietal aromatics. The Estate is made mostly from young vines, with about 50% whole clusters. This is my favorite of the Stolpman Syrahs. Some of the other selections are bigger and more powerful, but the Estate has, in my view, the best overall balance.
According to Wine Advocate - The largest production cuvee, the 2013 Syrah Estate is a terrific value that has loads to love. Medium-bodied, fresh and elegant, with notable yet fine tannin, it gives up pretty notes of blackberry, ground pepper, chalky minerality and smoked meats. Buy it by the case and drink it over the coming 4-5 years.
Tasting Notes - In the glass, 2013 Estate Grown Syrah appears dark crimson in color. The fresh nose is lined with bright cranberry and tangerine notes while on the palate a core of blueberry, raspberry, and cherry rides above a deeper meaty quality and savory touches of clove and anise. The young wine is sharply focused and high toned. On the finish, refined tannin and graphite bring the wine to an elegant, lingering close. 14.1% ABV.
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Varietal/Type Syrah - Shiraz gtin 890095000111 Brand Stolpman Vineyards Size 750 ML Standard Rating 92 Points, 90 Points
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