Stolpman Ballard Canyon Roussanne 2012
Wine AdvocateLooking first at the whites, the 2012 Roussanne Ballard Canyon is an outstanding effort that has pretty golden fruits, dried pineapple and hints of flowers and brioche. Medium bodied, rich and textured, yet also clean and classy, enjoy it over the coming handful of years.
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.
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.