Stolpman Vineyards

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The Best Syrah

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About This Item

 The 2012 Angeli is one for the history books: The very

best barrels of Syrah from our very best vintage to date.

Because we had so much great Syrah to work with, we ended

up with an Angeli production size much larger than we have

ever made before. Sashi included about 2/3 whole clusters

while de-stemming and sorting the other 1/3. All of the wine

was fermented in our new concrete open-top tanks and then

the wine was aged in 30% new French cigars for 15 months.

The 2012 Angeli is a quintessentially beautiful Syrah. Black &

Kalamata olive nose with hints of blueberry. The body is

aggressive and masculine while still retaining perfect balance

and elegance. One can’t help but savor each sip and enjoy

the meaty, saline edge to the finish. If you do pop a bottle

 soon, decant it to be rewarded with wonderful complexity

packed into this beautiful beast. - Peter Stolpman


 Named after Marilyn Stolpman’s Italian family from Lucca,

Italy, we originally conceptualized Angeli as our very best few

barrels of red wine, regardless of what varietal or blend happened

to win out in a particular vintage. The first edition,

 2001, was indeed a blend, but then Syrah further established

itself as King of Ballard Canyon; and every vintage from 2002

onwards has been 100% Syrah. We never changed the package,

and the wine remains in a Bordeaux shaped bottle with

“California Red Wine” on the back label.