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2006 Stolpman Vineyards Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Hilltops Estate"

Stolpman 2006 Hilltops Syrah

Winery: Stolpman Vineyards

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Hilltops Estate"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Ynez

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 748

KWG Score: 93 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: January 7, 2010

Wine Review: This ruby colored Syrah opens with an attractive blueberry bouquet with notes of red raspberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, very nicely balanced, and luscious. The flavor profile is a ripe blackberry and plum with some vanilla and spice mixed in. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are well managed and show some nice length. This offering is light enough to appeal to Pinot fans and it would pair well with filet mignon. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: As our Estate Syrah is a cohesive blend of grapes picked from throughout the vineyard, our Hilltops Syrah originates from distinct blocks, literally on the hilltops. With striking notes of blueberry, honeysuckle and smoke on the nose, our Hilltops has provocative character and silky mouth feel. Enjoy this vintage with a puff pastry baked brie drizzled in a port reduction sauce. For the more patient purchasers of this bottle, lay it down for 7 to 8 years.

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