Stolpman Vineyards La Cuadrilla 2021
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley|
Though this blend of 75% Syrah, 15% Grenache and 10% Sangiovese is somewhat of a leftover estate wine, it succeeds on so many hedonistic levels. Dark and penetrating aromas of hickory, blackberry, soy, pepper and chocolate-chip cookie on the nose lead into a rich and ripe palate of black cherry, cassis and violet. Feathery tannins hold it together.
A blend of 75% Syrah, 15% Grenache and 10% Sangiovese, the 2021 La Cuadrilla has a medium ruby-purple color and scents of cassis, blueberry preserves, violet, earth and autumn leaves. The medium-bodied palate is concentrated yet light on its feet with bright acidity, dusty tannins and a long, spicy finish. Profits of the Caudrilla go to Stolpman's full-time crew of 30 employees. 8,400 cases were produced.