Santa Ynez Valley
Winemaker Bruce McGuire jumped at the chance to make his first Nebbiolo back in 1998 when a small amount became available from Ballard Canyon's Stolpman Vineyard.
2007 is our sixth and last vintage of Nebbiolo. Nebbiolo ripens very slowly and very late. In 2007 it did not ripen until the middle of November when most other varieties have already been picked. Stolpman decided after this vintage to discontinue growing Nebbiolo.
Winemaker's comments: Our last vintage of Nebbiolo. The vines were removed in 2008 for economic reasons. The yields were very light and harvest very late, bumping into the rainy season. This is probably the best vintage to date with a very long hang time. They were our last grapes picked. This is a wine that will age beautifully over many years.
Suggested retail: 28.00
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