Stolpman 2018 Syrah So Hot Right Now
After 10 months in barrel, SYRAH SO HOT RIGHT NOW no longer screams pure-fruit carbonic notes. A piercing raspberry and sliced strawberry flesh still resound but combined with popping spice and pepper. The only clear identifier of the whole grape, non-extractive fermentation lies in the high-toned mouth-feel and even at that, I think the mid palate and finish will continue to fill out within the coming months and the next few years. The wine rides high and slices through the roof of the mouth rather than slowing down to fill and coat. In surfer parlance: prompted by fast power, the wine cuts high rather than bottom turns and gracefully pumps through the energy of a section.