Stolpman Vineyards, "Combe" Trousseau 2020, Santa Barbara, CA
A pure light, unfiltered red wine exuding fresh red fruits and dried-herb savory notes.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Ballard Canyon
REGION: California Central Coast
SUB-REGION: Santa Barbara County
VINEYARD: Stolpman Vineyards
SOIL: Limestone, dense clay topsoil
PRACTICE: Sustainable, organic, vegan, low sulfur, natural
VINIFICATION: 33% whole-cluster and aged 4 months in neutral French 500L puncheons.
COLOR: Hazy pale ruby
BODY: Light (1-2)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Fresh raspberry and pomegranate, light herb, eucalyptus
FLAVOR: Earthy and gravelly, fresh fruit, herb, soil
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION:
Pair this wine with duck breast, dried fruits and charcuterie, or hearty eggplant.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
Stolpman Vineyard is a true heritage winery for Santa Barbara County and Peter is the second generation to run the family estate. Aside from the estate label, Peter also launched two ambitious projects: So Fresh and Combe. So Fresh is aptly named, as the brand aims to produce glou-glou style wines for immediate drinking that offer a more playful, light-hearted take on varieties like Syrah (of course) but also Sangiovese. In Combe, Peter partnered with the legendary Raj Parr to create esoteric wines from grapes not often associated with the region, like Trousseau and Chenin Blanc.