In an effort to make more delicate, prettier Syrah wines, Stolpman began to experiment with not extracting skin tannin. If they leave our Syrah grapes uncrushed through fermentation, the texture and flavor from our thick Syrah skins becomes less invasive. All of a sudden, there is an opportunity to make a delicate, pretty wine. Because they aren’t crushing the skins, we don’t need to wait for the skin tannin to soften on the vine in order to harvest and we don’t need to rely on a richer, riper profile to envelope those skin tannins. SYRAH SO HOT RIGHT NOW represents the first carbonic lot that Stolpman Vineyards has held in barrel through the following summer, doubling the elevage length relative to its sister wine, SYRAH SO HOT. The goal is to allow for more rapid integration and oxidative development – in other words – further complexity and secondary savory elements – versus the fruit purity of Syrah So Hot.
|Format:||6 x 750ml|
|Region:||Ballard Canyon, CA|
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