Stolpman 2012 Syrah Estate, Ballard Canyon, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County, CA
Antonio Galloni Vinous.com rating rating: 92...Opaque ruby. Deeply pitched black and blue fruit aromas are lifted and sharpened by cracked pepper and fresh flowers. Spicy and penetrating on the palate, with juicy blackcurrant and boysenberry flavors framed and lifted by tangy acidity. This suave, powerful, lively Syrah finishes with appealing sweetness and smooth tannins."