Stolpman Vineyards "So Hot" Syrah 2017
(Ballard Canyon, California) - [WE 92]
Regular price $50.00 Sale price $41.97 Save $8.03
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Notes From the Winemaker:
While Syrah So Hot comes in a lighter weight package than many of our Syrahs, it is intended to be taken seriously and should develop further layers over the next 2-5 years. After all, we used one of our best high-density Syrah blocks to make this wine.
The wine is intensely purple-hued in color and in aroma. The robust nose is complemented with the savory notes of whole-cluster fermentation. Energetic, high toned red-fruit zips across the front palate with brimming juiciness. A chalky component joins the parade along with further fruit depth and intensity towards the finish. Bright acidity detectably comingles with the fine tannin after swallowing. Perhaps my favorite thing about Syrah So Hot is the combination of vibrant energy with smooth suppleness. Utterly delicious.
Ratings & Reviews
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"This sans soufre, or without sulfur, bottling captures all that's ripe, juicy and fresh about Syrah, eschewing the heady darkness for a change. Joyous aromas of grape punch and boysenberry juice meet with a touch of twigs on the nose, diving into a vibrant, energetic palate of the same. Get it cold and chill out." - Matt Kettmann (7/1/2018)
89 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"A juicy, expressive wine made without sulfur additions from fruit selected for its lignified stems and fermented with whole bunches, the 2017 Syrah So Hot offers up an expressive bouquet of licorice, wild plums and cracked pepper, followed by a savory, flavorful palate structured around fine tannins. It's a food-friendly red to enjoy over the next four or five years for its youthful fruit." - William Kelley (27th Apr 2018)