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Stolpman Vineyards is back with another Perfect 10 Bulk Buy (that has an amazing story behind it), the Stolpman Vineyards La Cuadrilla.
We know how much you enjoyed our last Stolpman deal so today we're thrilled to bring you the sister wine to the Para Maria!
In fact, here's what we heard back from one of you after the Stolpman Para Maria offer:
Wish I would have ordered more!! It was great. Looking back, I wish I didn’t open it at our annual pool party. It’s gone. **Sob**
Well, wipe away those tears because Stolpman is back with another Perfect 10 that gets another absolutely huge score on our rating scale (tied with the Para Maria as the highest we've ever offered), not to mention 92 and 91 point scores from Wine Advocate and Wine Enthusiast respectively. And believe it or not, this wine has an even better story behind it than the Para Maria!
If you remember, the Para Maria was a collaboration between the winery and the husband and wife and team that runs the vineyard. Today's wine takes it even a step further as the profits are returned to the full-time field workers!
Here's how the winery explains it:
When Tom Stolpman purchased the land that is now Stolpman Vineyards, he declared that if his dream of owning a vineyard was to come true, it would not be on the backs of people being taken advantage of. He asked vineyard manager Ruben Solorzano to employ our vineyard workers year-round, so the team members could have a steady job, a career, and raise their families locally and with security.
Ruben Solorzano took Tom’s idea a step further: he aimed to further engage our workers. He wanted our crew members to learn the lifecycle of the vine and become engaged and passionate about their work. A man of action, Ruben started a training program in which he gave one Cuadra - a small vineyard block - to his team so they would take responsibility for their land. Each crew member became the farmer rather than just the worker. A few years later, once the crew had independently mastered vineyard management, Ruben revealed his grand experiment to Mr. Stolpman. Thrilled, Tom declared that all of the wine made from the crew’s training Cuadra would be given to the team members for their own consumption. Having the self-titled wine at the dinner table served as both a source of pride and a chance to appreciate fine wine, the fruits of the crew’s labor!
Beginning with the 2009 vintage, we expanded the Cuadrilla program to blend in more wine from the vineyard in addition to the training Cuadra. Today, 10% of the vineyard’s production goes into the blend. The profits are returned to the crew members, divided by seniority, in the form of a year-end bonus.
There are two reasons I absolutely love collaborations like these between wine growers and winemakers. The first is, of course, because the wine growers (and even the field workers in this case) finally get their due. After all, as we've heard many times from excellent winemakers, "wine is made in the vineyard".
The second reason is simply that I figure if the wine growers are getting their name put on the bottle with equal billing to the winery, you better believe they are going to supply that winery with their best grapes!
And just like the Para Maria, the La Cuadrilla is anchored by some beautiful Syrah, a variety that Stolpman Vineyards is renowned for.
Only 4,800 cases of this beauty were produced. It has an extremely reasonable SRP of $22; in fact, it's so reasonable that the wine-searcher average price for this wine is actually several dollars higher than the SRP! That's definitely not the way we roll however...
Through Today's Insider Deal you get 6 bottles of the 2019 Stolpman Vineyards La Cuadrilla for just $89.99, or $15 a bottle. That's a savings of 32% on this Perfect 10 Bulk Buy!
This 6-pack deal ships to: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI and WY. (These states are dependent on the individual licenses of this winery. Future deals may have more or less states available.)
This is a limited time, winery direct offer facilitated by our friends at Wine Country Connect. Sale ends Friday 8/13/2021 at noon (PT) unless it sells out sooner. Summer shipping is a flat $10 per order no matter how many 6-packs you buy.
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The 2019 Stolpman Vineyards La Cuadrilla is a beautiful blend of 70% Syrah, 15% Sangiovese and 15% Grenache from the Stolpman estate vineyard in the Ballard Canyon AVA in Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, California. The wine is fermented in 80% concrete and 20% stainless steel. It is aged in 100% neutral French Ermitage 500L oak puncheons for 10 months.
From the winery:
2019 marked the second vintage in a row without harvest-time heat spikes. Facial expressions around the team conveyed our shared thoughts and feelings without saying a word – a certain giddiness that we had a shot at replaying 2018 armed with that year of heat-free experience. And, the acids were hanging even higher and fresher than 2018.
The winery team builds the Cuadrilla wine with fruit-forward lots ready to drink young. The second major component of La Cuadrilla comes from the press. Our high-end cuvees are “free-run only” – the wine that flows out of the bottom of the tank after fermentation. All of that deliciousness trapped in the skins and pulp of the grapes gets gently pressed into La Cuadrilla. Traditionally, Ruben’s training block is the third element.
A breadth of fruit on the nose spans from bright red to black plum. The body comes off deep and coating with fine chalky tannins on the finish. Fresh black plum sings above the rich density. The wine has the energy to stand up to our favorite Jaliscan Pastor and it is full-bodied enough to compliment any other protein. 2019 possesses fresh liveliness with the weight of a classic red blend – a winning one-two combo.
Produced and Bottled by Stolpman Vineyards
The 2019 Stolpman Vineyards La Cuadrilla opens with a truly excellent, luscious aroma of dark berry fruit with some beautiful minty spice, licorice and floral notes along with a touch of bacon. It also has just a hint of a banana note so I'm guessing that at least a portion of the grapes are fermented using carbonic maceration just like the Para Maria.
Tasting reveals deep and dense fruit flavors that combine with a smooth, bright and lively mouthfeel to make an extremely satisfying wine. The licorice and spice notes from the nose also make an appearance and combine with some chalky tannins that lead into the dry, very long, very savory finish.
It really opens up nicely after a few hours so give it plenty of time to breathe. This one is also meant to drink relatively young, so I would consume it over the next 2-3 years. In addition, you may get a touch of fizziness when the wine is first poured into the glass but that is completely normal and dissipates pretty quickly. This is simply due to a little extra carbon dioxide in the bottle which is common with carbonic maceration due to the higher CO2 levels in the winemaking process.
2019 STOLPMAN VINEYARDS LA CUADRILLA
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