Stolpman Vineyards, Mourvedre 'Pliocene' 2020Regular price $70.00 Save $-70.00
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.
Named after the ‘Pliocene era’ that occurred around 3 million years ago, forming what is now a freshwater estuary, this is pure Mourvedre heavily inspired by the reds of Bandol in southern France. With its slow ripening ways, the variety does very well with the recently hot vintages in Ballard Canyon. All the fruit is destemmed and aged in neutral Ermitage oak barrels for ten months. The label takes inspiration from a fun moment captured when the Stolpman team spent time in the Mediterranean. Less than 400 cases produced!