Roussanne, Stolpman Vineyards, Ballard Canyon, California
"Toasty, nutty Roussanne from Santa Barbara County"
Back in the 1970s, Tom Stolpman, who was then in his late teens, was running a valet car parking service in the Hollywood Hills to help him through his studies at UCLA. This is when he caught the wine bug, but by the time he decided he’d really like a vineyard in the late 1980s, Napa had become overvalued, so he started looking at the central coast. The results is this svelte Roussanne, which is rich but still has freshness with bold, spicy flavours of pear and peach along with some toast and nut characters on the finish. If we had to pick our perfect style of American Roussanne, this’d be it.
Type: White Grape Variety: Roussanne Vintage: 2017 Region: Santa Barbara County Country: USA