Stolpman Estate Grenache
Once the wine world began to celebrate our vineyard’s Syrah it was only logical to explore other “Rhone” varietals. Several trials later, Grenache made the cut. Like Syrah, Grenache expresses each Ballard Canyon vintage differently. Sometimes elegant and high-toned and sometimes downright heady and lovey-dovey.
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.
60% Whole-cluster, no sulfur through primary fermentation
Cooperages & Elevage
100% Neutral 500L French Ermitage oak puncheons
Wine Enthusiast – “Dark black-plum and lighter violet tones mesh into crushed gravel and fresh rose oil on the nose of this estate bottling. The wine is young and tight on the palate, full of zesty fruit flavors of black raspberry, plum and orange rind, with tannins that need some patience and pepper spice that pushes into the finish.” (92 Pts)