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2009 Stolpman Syrah Hilltops
- Central Coast
- Santa Ynez Valley
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
Dark dark and miles to go before I sleep
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.
Pro Reviews 3
By Josh Raynolds
November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159 (link)
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By Antonio Galloni
Exploring California's Central Coast (Aug 2011) (link)
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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
- 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
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 218 (49%)
- Consumed 230 (51%)
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