2010 Stolpman Roussanne L'Avion


  • USA
  • > California
  • > Central Coast
  • > Santa Ynez Valley
Drink between 2012 - 2016
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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.

  • thalver wrote:

    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.

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  • 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.

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Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 213 (60%)
  • Consumed 144 (40%)

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