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2007 Stolpman Vineyards Grenache "Estate Grown"

Stolpman 2007 Grenache

Winery: Stolpman Vineyards

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate Grown"

Wine Category: Grenache

Grape blend: 100% Grenache

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Ynez

State or country: CA

Price: $32

Cases produced: 500

KWG Score: 91 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: January 16, 2011

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Grenache opens with a moderate blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is plum with notes of blueberry and a hint of mild old oak and red raspberry. The finish is quite dry and its moderate sticky tannins linger for quite a while. This wine paired perfectly with Mark's mild chili. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Stolpman Grenache is made in the style of Chateau Neuf du Pape Rouge, rather than its ancestor in Spain, Old Vine Garnacha. Stolpman Grenache is red in color and taste, rather than thick and purple. The wine is intended to be less full bodied than the Stolpman Syrah, while still possessing an attractive ripe red cherry component. The earthy mid-palate softly backs up the up-front fruit, and the walloping tannic finish will settle over the next 2-3 years. While young, the Grenache pops out of the glass with freshly cut red berry aromas.

Organic status: not organic

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