Stolpman Ballard Canyon Roussanne 2012

Stolpman Ballard Canyon Roussanne 2012


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91% Roussanne and 9% Chardonnay, the 2012 shows weight and richness. From the first whiff, it's clear that this is a serious white wine. Aged in 100% new French 500L puncheons, the toasted oak is still present but nicely bonded to the lime blossom, white stone fruit, and brûlée flavors. The Chardonnay gives lift and zest to the ripe Roussanne. The wine will continue to integrate over the next year and should have a drinking window through 2018.
Category White Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara
Brand Stolpman
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • we88

Wine EnthusiastYellow spices like saffron sit behind the forward notes of stone fruit and barrel smoke on this wine from Santa Barbara's newest appellation. Once sipped, it balances well between buttery apple pie and tarter nectarine, with a prominent vanilla finish.

Matt Kettmann, January 1, 2015
  • ws86

Wine SpectatorThe pear, apple and citrus flavors have plenty of spice and toast accents, with an appealing touch of mineral and dried floral notes. Sturdy and refreshing on the finish. Drink now. 50 cases made.

MaryAnn Worobiec, 2015