Stolpman 2010 L’Avion Roussanne from Santa Ynez Valley


Acclaimed winemaker Sashi Moorman creates wines for Stolpman Vineyards in Santa Barbara County’s Ballard Canyon appellation.

Though Stolpman’s Syrahs tend to be more well-known, their Roussanne called L’Avion is quite delicious. Farmed organically. Fermented in big French oak casks and aged on its lees for over a year, the 2010 L’Avion is rich and complex with notes of honey, jasmine, melons, beeswax.

Gorgeous, subtle Roussanne, pale gold in color, with a beautiful mouth feel.

Over the course of an evening, the flavors introduce themselves dramatically.

Perfect parring with lobster, Dungeness or Alaskan king crab, it’s also a big enough taste to work with scallops or other seafood in a sauce.

Save this bottle for a special meal and pay attention as the wine develops over the evening.

Region: Central Coast

Price: $30 to $38

Style: Rich and complex

Pair it with: Lobster, crab, seared scallops, seafood in a sauce