Stolpman Vineyards, Syrah So Fresh "Crunchy Roastie Rainbow" Ballard Canyon 2019Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Variety: Syrah and Viognier
Founded over 20 years ago by Tom Stolpman when he discovered hidden in the hills of California’s Central Coast a rare limestone outcropping unobstructed from the Pacific Ocean wind which became part of the now famous Ballard Canyon AVA. The winery is currently run by son Pete Stolpman and his wife Jessica. Known for employing their own crew "La Quadrilla", the vineyards are maintained only by hand with care and dedication.
Crunchy Roastie is about viticulture just as much as it is about winemaking. Syrah and Viognier fruit comes from Santa Barbara; it’s picked early while still “crunchy.” The juice undergoes both whole cluster fermentation, as well as carbonic maceration. A small bit of floral Viognier coferments with the Syrah and the wine is bottled without added sulfites. Crunchy Roastie is an ode to the great Cote Rotie wine of the northern Rhone, which means “roasted slopes.”
Mixtape White, Amplify Wines 2020Regular price $27.00 Save $-27.00
Variety: Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Viognier
Cameron and Marlen Porter, a husband and wife team born and raised in Santa Barbara County. The exploration, and elevation of this growing region has been their life's work. They first bonded over a shared love for wine and music, and Amplify is a natural extension of this marriage between their two greatest passions. As winemakers, they seek to amplify the voice of site and enhance the most singular characteristics of a given vineyard, marrying a sense of place with a sense of style. They believe in: native yeast fermentations; neutral vessels for fermentation and aging; no additions of any kind except for minimum effective sulfur dioxide; and farming that seeks to establish a healthy ecosystem, enhancing and supporting the natural characteristics of a given place. They embrace the happy accident, letting intuition guide our hand, with their creative spirit and palates as their primary tools.
The 2020 Mixtape White brings together Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Viognier. This vintage has a touch less sweetness than the previous. Mixtape is all about the winemaking and blending; half of the Chenin Blanc and all of the Riesling were fermented until dry. All of the fruit spent two hours on their skins to impart texture and more aromatics. It has substance and complexity. The fruit is organically farmed with no filtering or fining.