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 Vineyards
Stolpman Vineyards 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. In Combe, Peter partnered with the legendary Raj Parr to create esoteric wines from grapes not often associated with the region, like Trousseau.