2009 Stolpman Syrah Hilltops


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Ynez Valley
Drink between 2013 - 2019 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 15

  • bcg14 wrote: (88 points)

    October 14, 2016 - Solid fruit, but unbalanced higher acid that calms down with time. Slightly corked, which distracts from the overall package.

  • Grappa Cellar wrote: (90 points)

    March 1, 2015 - Tight on opening
    Nice fruit
    Dark dark and miles to go before I sleep

  • CWilliam wrote:

    December 27, 2014 - Enjoyed with grilled lamb chops. Decanted for 1 hour. Dark black color and shows no sign of age. Meat, black olives,floral, blackberry / saline on nose. Similar palate ex floral component. Medium+ body, nice balance and long finish. 92+

  • philipmac wrote: (90 points)

    November 21, 2014 - Decanted for 2.5 hours. Not as good as other Hilltops. Cellared since its release, its probably reaching its plateau.

  • bbakove wrote: (89 points)

    October 28, 2014 - Ruby color, garnet at the edge. Initially a sharp scent of wood tannin which faded, allowing aromas of dark berry, spice and crushed rock, all translating onto the palate. Moderately firm mouthfeel with a sweet attack that develops into a well balanced flavor profile of fruit and bramble with a pleasant underlying smoky minerality. Became more expressive over time and I suspect a long decant would yield lovely results.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159 (link)

    (Stolpman Vineyards Syrah Hilltops Estate Grown Santa Ynez Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Exploring California's Central Coast (Aug 2011) (link)

    (Stolpman Syrah Hilltop Santa Ynez Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/25/2012 (link) 90 points

    (Stolpman Syrah Hilltops) Dark ruby color; tart plum, tart currant nose; tart plum, tart currant palate; needs 3-plus years; medium-plus finish 90+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Stolpman
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Hilltops
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Ynez Valley
  • UPC Code 890095000074

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 218 (49%)
  • Consumed 230 (51%)

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