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2018 Roussanne, Stolpman Vineyard
BALLARD CANYON AVA | SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
The 2018 Roussanne shows aromatics of jasmine, pear and melon. Richly textured on the palate, flavors include honeysuckle, white peach and lemon curd. Finishes long, clean, with a flinty minerality. This full-bodied white is balanced with integrated acidity. Our Roussanne has a history of aging gracefully and should develop more honey and nutty characteristics over time.
Jeb Dunnuck 93 Points
The 2018 Roussanne Stolpman is less aromatic (which is common for this variety) yet offers beautiful richness and depth, with honeyed stone fruits and spice, medium to full body, beautiful balance, and a great finish. It's another winner. Maturity unavailable. — Jeb Dunnuck
Vinous 93 Points
The 2018 Roussanne Stolpman Vineyard is another superb white from Jaffurs. Rich and creamy, the 2018 exudes class. Savory herbs, orchard fruit, dried flowers and sage give the 2018 layers of complexity to match its phenolic feel. Drinking window 2020-2025. — Antonio Galloni.
2017 Roussanne, Stolpman Vineyard
Similarly colored and aged 10 months in 17% new oak, the 2017 Roussanne Stolpman Vineyard offers a richer, more opulent style. White currants, lemon butter, honeysuckle, and toasted bread notes all emerge from this rounded, beautifully textured, layered white. It has plenty of richness yet stays fresh and lively. It's another beautiful white from this estate. Maturity 2019-2024. — Jeb Dunnuck
Vinous 91 Points
The 2017 Roussanne Stolpman Vineyard is a gorgeous, textured white. Lemon confit, white flowers and mint all open up in a creamy, expansive Roussanne that is loaded with nuance. The shift towards giving this wine a bit more time in oak really works well. Drinking window 2019-2023. — Antonio Galloni.
2016 Roussanne, Stolpman Vineyard
A strong shade of yellow in the glass, this bottling shows aromas of whipped cream, preserved lemon peels and a hint of smoked white meat, all honed in by a citrusy sharpness. The palate proves fresh, bright and tense, making the mouth water with a hint of sea salt along with creamy cherimoya and a touch more smoke.