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2017 Reserve Syrah
Wine Specs
San Luis Obispo County
Vineyard Designation
Stolo Hillside Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 5, 2017
21.9 brix
Aged in 25% new French oak & 75% neutral oak for 10 months. Bottled Unfiltered & Unfined
Fermented in 1.5 ton t-bins. Hand punched down. 40% whole cluster, native yeast fermentation Aged in 25% new French oak & 75% neutral oak for 10 months
Bottling Date
August 24, 2018
Alcohol %
Wine Enthusiast

2017 Reserve Syrah


94 Points - Wine Enthusiast
91 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

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/ 750ml
SKU: 410738

An unfiltered Syrah grown on a rocky hillside on the Pacific. Savory aromas of crushed peppercorn, tobacco & fresh thyme. Well balanced flavors of boysenberry, juniper, ripened black fruit & white pepper. All Stolo wines are estate grown, sustainably dry and hand farmed west of Paso Robles 3 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Bouquet: savory aromas of peppercorn & seared venison, olive, fresh thyme, & a hint of tobacco. Flavors: Well balanced with notes of boysenberry, smoked meat, iron & cocoa.
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast 91 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
Vineyard Notes
Planted in 1998 Stolo's Hillside Estate Vineyard is located west of Paso Robles less than 3 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The Hillside Vineyard soil type is Los Osos-Diablo Complex, well drained, with rocky limestone shale. Planted with 1452 vines per acre typically yielding 1.5 tons per acre. All Stolo wines are 100% estate grown and 100% sustainably farmed by hand. Clone: Cote Rotie
Production Notes
107 Cases
Vintage Notes
94 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous - Lurid purple. Expressive dark berry preserve, exotic spice, potpourri and smoky mineral aromas display excellent clarity and pick up olive and vanilla nuances with air. Sappy, impressively concentrated blackberry, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors show sharp focus, and a hint of candied violet emerges on the back half. Alluringly sweet and seamless in texture, finishing with energetic, spice-driven persistence and subtle tannins that add gentle firming grip. There's a very low 12% alcohol here, by the way, courtesy of the fruit being harvested at a mere 21.9 Brix. 40% whole clusters and 25% new French oak.