TN: 2003 Stolpman Nebbiolo (USA, California, Central Coast,

  • 2003 Stolpman Nebbiolo - USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley (5/29/2010)
    For the money, this was a home run. Strawberry and some raspberry with well integrated sweet tannins. Blind, I could have guessed Pinot. The extra bottle age made this a great food wine. (93 pts.)

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Thanks for this note, I’ve been very curious about the Nebbiolo from them. Sounds like a fantastic bottle.


It was a great surprise. Forgot I even had it until I clicked Time to Drink in CT. Defininitely a great QPR.

Uhhhhhhhh…sorry to tell you this, Rich, but certain critics have declared Nebbiolo a failure in Calif. It couldn’t be as good as you claim. [stirthepothal.gif]

Alas, I don’t think Stolpman is making Nebb anymore and they grafted over most of their vines. A tiny bit still goes to AdamLee/Novy.
Not too surprised this Nebb evolved into something pretty interesting. SashiMoorman is a very good winemaker. And I believe at this point they
had EnzoCotarello onboard as a consultant.
Despite the nay-sayers, Nebbiolo is a variety to watch in Calif.
Thanks for the note, Rich.