I’ve been craving Syrah. And meat. Red meat.
Syrah is a new yearning for me which began at a KC Cellarmasters wine club tasting earlier this year. Sadly I don’t have much in my cellar so I’m attending whatever local tastings are available. When I saw a predominately-syrah tasting at the Underdog Wine Co. I decided to stop by. Featured were Stolpman Vineyards‘ wines, expertly presented by Jessica Stolpman.
As I read about Stolpman Vineyards, I discovered a gem of a wine-producing area. Always avoiding California wines with their cult/pricey/you-can-only-get-good-ones-if-you’re-on-their-list reputation, I know little about them. I gobbled up the tidbits of information available about the southern part of the Central Coast region. Seems this area is producing some gorgeous wines, lots of which are syrahs in the newly-designated Ballard County AVA.
I happened upon the basis for my Syrah craving when I …