Stolpman 2021 Hair of the Bear Red (Ballard Canyon) Rating and Review | Wine Enthusiast
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Stolpman 2021 Hair of the Bear Red (Ballard Canyon)

Rating
92
Price
$72
Winery
Variety
Region
Wine Type
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Bottle Size
750 ml
Issue Date
3/1/2024
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Savory aromas of charred meat, toasted wood and light fennel lead into a dark cassis element on the nose of this Petite Sirah, which includes 25% Roussanne. The palate is layered in chaparral flavors as well as cracked pepper, giving the dark fruit core plenty of edge. Expect these elements to grow more harmonious in time. Drink 2025-2035. Matt Kettmann

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All tastings reported in the Buying Guide are performed blind. Typically, products are tasted in peer-group flights of from 5-8 samples. Reviewers may know general information about a flight to provide context—vintage, variety or appellation—but never the producer or retail price of any given selection. When possible, products considered flawed or uncustomary are retasted.

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*Products deemed unacceptable (receving a rating below 80 points) are not reviewed.

98-100

Classic
The Pinnacle of quality

94-97

Superb
A great achievement

90-93

Excellent
Highly recommended

87-89

Very Good
Often good value; well recommended

83-86

Good
Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value

80-82

Acceptable
Can be employed


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