Stolpman Vineyards 2020 La Croce
La Croce shows class & restraint relative to the hedonistic “over-the-top” opulence of many reds from the 2020 vintage. The nose and flavor profile both exhibit the red to purple fruit continuum we dream of when co-fermenting Sangiovese and Syrah. With air, the lusher, plush deep purple shrouds the red fruit. The voluptuous fruit profile envelopes the vibrant acidity and tannin doesn’t emerge until long after the finish. Overall, 2020 La Croce shows the depth and luxurious polish of a top-notch Bordeaux but with the fruit intensity of Cali’s elite.