Stolpman Vineyards Estate Rosé Review
Each year we buy a case of this rosé, knowing full well it will be delicious. It’s not the only rosé we drink (or love), but it’s super food friendly and perfect for sipping in the pool on a hot afternoon.
Wine review by: Jessyca Frederick |
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About this Wine
Wine: 2021 Estate Rosé
Blend: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre (in undisclosed amounts)
Region: Ballard Canyon, Los Olivos, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
Retail price: $24
I consumed it: March 2023
My source: Stolpman Vineyards Tasting Room
The Back Label
From this winery: Stolpman Vineyards
Wine color/style: Rose wine
Grape variety or blend: Red blend
Estate Rosé: What I think
This is our go-to rosé. We’ve been Stolpman members for a decade and during the pandemic they started offering amazing deals that just haven’t gone away. So each year we buy a case of this rosé, knowing full well it will be delicious. It’s not the only rosé we drink (or love), but it’s super food friendly and perfect for sipping in the pool on a hot afternoon.
This particular vintage was never especially fruity — sometimes the strawberry and watermelon make your mouth water, but in this vintage the fruit was way more subtle than that. It’s bright and enjoyable, if not a little strongly tasting of alcohol (which is ironic because the wine is only an 11.8% ABV).
The 2022s are cooling their heels, waiting for us to taste through the other rosés we’re supposed to try for work. Based on our May tasting at the Stolpman tasting room, it’s gonna be a fun and fruity summer.
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