Stolpman Vineyards La Cuadrilla 2021
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley|
2021 Cuadrilla opens up with dark ripe plum highlighted with bright fresh red berries. Deep and supple with fine chalky tannins already married with a smooth, polished texture. An alluring otherness of wet stones, mint, and mocha prevail from the nose through the mouth captivating the senses beyond just the magnificently pleasurable profile.
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.