2017 Stolpman "Para Maria" Santa Barbara County Rosé SKU #1353990

Price: $15.99

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Tasting Notes

Winery notes: "This central coast rosé wine is predominately Syrah with 65% of the blend. Similar to a classic Rhône-style rosé the Syrah juice soaks with the skins for a few hours before a gentle pressing in order to extract color for just the right pink hue. The remainder of the blend is Cabernet Sauvignon (25%) and Cabernet Franc (10%) adding nuance of flavor and texture, however these varieties are delicately pressed immediately to lend more flavor then color. From there the rosé is fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel at cool temperatures, and then rests in neutral French barrels for three months giving the wine time to come together harmoniously with a little extra roundness on the palate. The winery describes this rosé as having, "A cornucopia of tropical fruits and fresh taut cherries pop out of the glass and flow all the way through the finish. Zesty pineapple and mango fill the mouth - the 2017 Para Maria Rose packs a tone of tactile depth and flavor into a refreshingly delicious light pink profile."

Staff Reviews

  • Blake Conklin
    By: Blake Conklin
    7/4/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    Now here's a rose that really threw me off guard. After reading the blend (50% syrah, 25% cabernet sauvignon, 25% cabernet franc) my expectations for this rose were really low. I was expecting a very bright fruit bomb with little character, but what I got was definitely more complex than my expectations. While there is a touch of fruit on the back of the palate, it's never overbearing, the acidity is well balanced, and overall, the Para Maria Rose is an easy sipper for a nice summer day.
  • Diana Turk
    By: Diana Turk
    5/31/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    Local rosé at its best, from favorite producer Stolpman! This crisp central coast rosé wine is 65% Syrah, similar to a classic Rhône-style rosé. The 2017 Para Maria pink is serious wine without taking itself too seriously - refreshing, delicious, structured yet light. BBQ-ready, this is killer with food and supports our neighbors.​
  • Stephanie Vidales
    By: Stephanie Vidales
    5/1/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    Stolpman's Para Maria Rose (and Para Maria Red Blend) is named for Maria Solorzano, Stolpman's quiet, hard-working vineyard crew manager. This brand is a 50/50 partnership between the Solorzano and Stolpman families. Inspired by Rhone-style roses, this Syrah/Cab blend has delicious light red fruit character like red cherries and watermelon. There is also a nice roundness on the palate that is created from the neutral barrel aging. This is a perfect summer sipper at a great price!

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