Stolpman 2010 L’Avion Roussanne from Santa Ynez Valley

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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