2019 Stolpman ‘Para Maria’ Rosé
Region: Ballard Canyon + Santa Ynez Valley < Central Coast < California
Vineyard/Cellar Stats: Organic farming; clay soil on top of limestone, low irrigation, fermented and aged in stainless steel, Syrah left on skins for 2 hours; 12.5% ABV
Winemaker: Kyle Knapp + Matt Nocas
NEW VINTAGE ALERT! The 2019 vintage of this fan-favorite baby pink rosé is in!
You know we’re big fans of the Stolpman family here at Rock Juice – in addition to working organically since day one, and producing wine in a very low-intervention way, they do something really cool and unusual: employ their vineyard workers year-round and full-time, as well as offer profit sharing. Says Peter, “We strive not only to make the best wine possible – we are also committed to creating a healthy, stable work environment for fifteen families. Proud, fulfilled people make better wine!”
Para Maria is a 50/50 partnership between Peter Stolpman and his vineyard manager, Ruben Solorzano, who dedicates the wine to unsung hero of the vineyard: Maria, his wife and mother hen to the whole crew. The grapes come from Ruben’s own vineyards, gifted to him by the Stolpman family. Beautiful salmon pink in color, with a dense core of energetic red fruit (red apples, currants), tart grapefruit, a slightly dusty note and length on the finish, this wine is as beautiful as it looks.