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2004 Stolpman - Syrah Hilltops Estate Syrah - USA - California - Santa Barbara - Santa Ynez Valley - Red

USA - California - Santa Barbara - Santa Ynez Valley

Red Syrah
Producer Notes

Regarded as one of the top sites in the Santa Barbara region for Rhone varieties, the 220 acres were planted in 1992 and provide Stolpman-designated fruit to many respected producers in the region. The Estate program is directed by winemaker Sashi Moorman, who produces such iconic wines as L'Avion, La Croce, Hilltops and Angeli.

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Score
93
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Drink Dates
VF: 2006-2019
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 128
Author Seaway J
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.387%
Tasted On 03/09/2013

it was delicious from the start, unlike the recent bottle which takes a while. This reminds me why I liked Stolpman wine in the beginning, fruit forward with good acidity.

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Author Michael C
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Tasted On 02/10/2013

A good wine, but not as food as the other wines we had there, include SQN b20, Saxum bone rock 2004, Alban Reva 2004, etc.

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Author Juicy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.529%
Tasted On 12/18/2010
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lot's of spice, clove, licorice. Best with food. Great wine

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