Stolpman Vineyards 2018 Sun & Earth
The bold and robust bouquet shows off the concentration of the ultra high-density vines that yield just 2-4 tiny clusters per vine. Dark and intense delving into anise. But then the palate immediately presents a refined, graceful profile much more fancy than the raw power on the nose suggests upon popping the cork. As the wine opens up an insanely alluring ripeness begins to shine checked by menthol and citrus. A fine, smooth finish rounds out this world-class effort by Ruben Solorzano.
Composition: 80% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Grenache