The Stolpman Vineyard is located in Ballard Canyon about 9.5 miles east of our Lafond Vineyard. The warmer climate in Ballard Canyon is nicely suited for Sangiovese, historically the primary grape of the Chianti region of Italy.
Known for its dense cherry fruit, Sangiovese's popularity has been on the increase as winemakers around the world discover the structure and full-bodied nature of the wine along with its affinity for blending with other varietals.
Winemaker Bruce McGuire continues to be pleased with this block of Sangiovese; 2013 is the eleventh harvest from this block.
Winemaker's Comments: Sangiovese is the main grape in the Chianti wine region in Tuscany and Stolpman Vineyard continues to be an excellent source of this grape. Texturally, the grape produces fragrant, supple wines. Stolpman is ripe, concentrated, and still retains length and suppleness. 15 months in barrel rounds out and melds the components of this wine together.
Tasting Notes: The 2016 Sangiovese is red brick in color. This Italian varietal enjoys the warmer weather provided by Ballard Canyon, so we exclusively use grapes from the Stolpman Vineyard. Bright aromas of raspberry jelly, fresh plum, and thyme jump out of the glass. Flavors of Bing cherry, dried fig, and blistered tomato shine on the tongue. Medium-bodied with bright acidity, this wine pairs well with roasted quail or chicken, or pasta served with red sauce.
2016 Sangiovese - Stolpman Vineyard
100% Stolpman Vineyard Sangiovese
AVA: Santa Ynez Valley
October 4, 2016
Sugar: 25.1 Brix
June 12, 2018
Total Acid: .69
11 60-gallon barrels & 2 130-gallon new puncheons
26.5% new oak
Production: 398 cases
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