Stophlman Vineyard, Santa Barbara
In 2006, we were informed that a small amount of this vineyard had opened up. Naturally we jumped on it as masters like Adam Tolmach and Manfred Krankl have done wonders with it. The vineyard is about 120 acres in size and is located in Ballard Canyon. It's managed by perhaps the best respected precision viticulture team in the Central Coast. We only have a small allocation this year and, like all of our Santa Barbara syrah sources, we custom farm it by the acre to ensure that we're getting great concentration and ripeness.