Ojai, Santa Barbara County, Stolpman Vineyard, Syrah 2004
What always distinguishes our Stolpman syrah is its great textural quality. Lovely mouth coating tannins are its hallmark. The usual youthful reticence of Stolpman is replaced by a dynamic aroma of red fruits and an underlying toasty earthiness. This is one of the best Stolpman’s to date, and has the power to age gracefully for years.
94 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A superb offering is the 2004 Syrah Stolpman. An inky/blue/purple color is accompanied by sweet blueberry and blackberry fruit notes intermixed with scents of smoke, charcoal, and flowers. With fabulous fruit, a nice unctuosity, full-bodied depth, and great precision and purity, it is one of the stars of this ripe vintage of Syrah