Hdr Closing Tasting: I missed Stolpman on Day 1 and there were a few mags of various vintages still open and left over but under the table. Peter said it was not as good today, but poured some anyway. So no rating. Still, I found the nose slightly oxidized but still nice. very fresh and lively on the palate. Good fruit. I have no doubt these will age just fine. Plenty of nice black raspberry fruit. Good complexity.
I continue to be very pleased with how the Stolpman syrahs from the mid 90's are again. This has developed very good bottle bouquet....aromatically expressive upon opening. Very good balance, tannins smooth but still sufficient to help provide balance and cut, lingering finish. This bottle: 93-94
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