Stolpman Vineyards, ‘Great Places – August James’ Syrah 2020Regular price $100.00 Save $-100.00
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.
This is a selection of the best syrah vines grown on the estate from an 8 acre parcel that is incredibly steep. The wine is a pre-clonal strain that were selected from 100+-year-old vines, which makes yields very small and the depth of terrior to be incredible. The vines are also planted at 6,000 vines per acre, which is very untraditional and the fruit must fight much hard to gain maturity, which creates incredible end results but very little fruit. This tight spacing makes the vineyard work 100% hand-done. The name of the wine is in homage to "Les Grandes Places" in Cote-Rotie Northern Rhone. The vision for this Stolpman label has been going since 2007.