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2010 Stolpman Roussanne L'Avion
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- > Santa Ynez Valley
Community Tasting Notes 22
thalver wrote: (84 points)
September 7, 2014 - another rather advanced bottle....transclucent yellow/ deep straw, rather like a 10 year old chardonnay....a bit hot, nice, oily texture, butterscotch and citrus on the palate...drying finish. Down the drain.
May 19, 2014 - Full and a bit oily on the palate, walking the line to being flabby, but never quite going over the edge. Perhaps it is me, but I remember past vintages of this wine having more cut. The young 2005 threatened to peel the enamel from your teeth. 87-88 pts
Javachip wrote: (86 points)
May 17, 2014 - San Diego WineSpectator.com Offline, 5/17/2014 (Grant Grill, U.S. Grant Hotel, San Diego): 100% roussanne, 14.3% alcohol. Clear light yellow color. Unusual bouquet of vanilla-scented candle, white peach, clover, nougat. Seaquam described fruit cocktail, with a bit of acetone. Low apparent acidity. It will be interesting to see if this wine follows a similar aging path as a white Rhone wine.1 person found this helpful Comment
BVal wrote: (91 points)
April 30, 2014 - Color/App: bright medium-deep yellow verging on gold with copious long legs. Exotically scented bouquet of jasmine, lychee, honeysuckle and tropical fruits. Palate-wise, this is a big, viscous, juicy and oily wine showing noticeable oak, tropical fruit, ginger and a little spice. There is an interesting sweetness on the initial attack and mid-palate that I'm sure must be coming from really ripe fruit. Very long, smokey, persistent finish that could maybe come through with a little more acidity. Yummy stuff that pushes the envelope on the tropical side of Roussanne. This has really not budged an inch since the last bottle enjoyed 9/13.
Russ P Likes this wine: (90 points)
April 7, 2014 - Took some time with it and was rewarded. Held up very well over 2 days.
Pro Reviews 2
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Stephen Tanzer
November/December 2012, Issue #165 (link)
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By Antonio Galloni
California's Central Coast: Better than Ever (Aug 2012) (link)
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- Vintage 2010
- Type White
- Producer Stolpman
- Varietal Roussanne
- Designation L'Avion
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Central Coast
- Appellation Santa Ynez Valley
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 212 (59%)
- Consumed 145 (41%)