Stolpman Vineyards is back with another Perfect 10 Bulk Buy that has an amazing story behind it and a total discount of $50, the Stolpman Vineyards La Cuadrilla.
We know how much you enjoyed all of our previous Stolpman deals so today we’re thrilled to bring you the latest vintage of La Cuadrilla, the sister wine to the Para Maria!
In fact, here’s what we heard back from one of you after a previous Stolpman deal:
Wish I would have ordered more!! It was great. Looking back, I wish I didn’t open it at our annual pool party. It’s gone. **Sob**
Well, wipe away those tears because Stolpman is back with another Perfect 10 that gets another absolutely huge score on our rating scale.
The just released 2021 we are offering here today doesn’t have any outsides scores yet but with a plethora of 92-95 point scores for every one of the last 5 vintages I wouldn’t expect anything less than that. (We give it 94 points.) And believe it or not, this wine has an even better story behind it than the Para Maria!
If you remember, the Para Maria was a collaboration between the winery and the husband and wife and team that runs the vineyard. Today’s wine takes it even a step further as the profits are returned to the full-time field workers!
Here’s how the winery explains it:
When Tom Stolpman purchased the land that is now Stolpman Vineyards, he declared that if his dream of owning a vineyard was to come true, it would not be on the backs of people being taken advantage of. He asked vineyard manager Ruben Solorzano to employ our vineyard workers year-round, so the team members could have a steady job, a career, and raise their families locally and with security.
Ruben Solorzano took Tom’s idea a step further: he aimed to further engage our workers. He wanted our crew members to learn the lifecycle of the vine and become engaged and passionate about their work. A man of action, Ruben started a training program in which he gave one Cuadra – a small vineyard block – to his team so they would take responsibility for their land. Each crew member became the farmer rather than just the worker. A few years later, once the crew had independently mastered vineyard management, Ruben revealed his grand experiment to Mr. Stolpman. Thrilled, Tom declared that all of the wine made from the crew’s training Cuadra would be given to the team members for their own consumption. Having the self-titled wine at the dinner table served as both a source of pride and a chance to appreciate fine wine, the fruits of the crew’s labor!
Beginning with the 2009 vintage, we expanded the Cuadrilla program to blend in more wine from the vineyard in addition to the training Cuadra. Today, 10% of the vineyard’s production goes into the blend. The profits are returned to the crew members, divided by seniority, in the form of both a year-end bonus as well as weekly bonuses on each paycheck. The big year-end bonus allows the crew members a chance to add to their savings and overall cushion, while the weekly bonus aims to increase the quality of everyday life for La Cuadrilla and their families.
There are two reasons I absolutely love collaborations like these between wine growers and winemakers. The first is, of course, because the wine growers (and even the field workers in this case) finally get their due. After all, as we’ve heard many times from excellent winemakers, “wine is made in the vineyard”.
The second reason is simply that I figure if the wine growers are getting their name put on the bottle with equal billing to the winery, you better believe they are going to supply that winery with their best grapes!
And just like the Para Maria, the La Cuadrilla is anchored by some beautiful Syrah, a variety that Stolpman Vineyards is renowned for.
The wine has an extremely reasonable SRP of $22; in fact, it’s so reasonable that the wine-searcher average price for this wine is actually several dollars higher than the SRP! That’s definitely not the way we roll however…
Through Today’s Insider Deal you can get 6 bottles of the 2021 Stolpman Vineyards La Cuadrilla for just $99.99 plus $5 for shipping. That’s a total savings of $50 or 33% on this Perfect 10 Bulk Buy!
Buy multiples and you save even more since you’ll never pay more than $5 shipping, no matter how many 6-packs you buy. Read on for our full review.
This 6-pack deal is available to ship to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI and WY. (These states are dependent on the individual licenses of the offering winery. Future deals may have more or less states available.)
This limited time, winery direct offer ends Friday 5/27/2022 at noon (PT) unless it sells out sooner.
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The 2021 Stolpman Vineyards La Cuadrilla is a beautiful blend of 75% Syrah, 15% Grenache and 10% Sangiovese from the Stolpman estate vineyard in the Ballard Canyon AVA in Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, California. The vegan friendly wine is fermented (33% whole cluster) in concrete and then aged in 100% neutral French Ermitage 500L oak puncheons for 6 months. 8,400 cases were produced.
From the winery:
A cold spring and a moderate, even weather without accelerating heat spikes set up a late red wine harvest that stretched through October into early November. The long growing season allowed for ample flavor accumulation and ripening, creating plush, luxurious wines. The healthy yields of 2021 and several riper picks in late October into November, allowed for a larger than normal Cuadrilla cuvee. Because we have been selling out of Cuadrilla so quickly (thank you!) we hope supplies of this larger bottling will stretch to create profit sharing for both 2022 and 2023!
2021 Cuadrilla opens up with dark ripe plum highlighted with bright fresh red berries. Deep and supple with fine chalky tannins already married with a smooth, polished texture. An alluring otherness of wet stones, mint, and mocha prevail from the nose through the mouth captivating the senses beyond just the magnificently pleasurable profile.
Produced and Bottled by Stolpman Vineyards
The 2021 Stolpman Vineyards La Cuadrilla opens with a truly excellent, luscious aroma of dark berry fruit with some beautiful minty spice, licorice and floral notes along with a touch of bacon. It also has just a hint of a nutty, banana note.
Tasting reveals really deep and dense fruit flavors that combine with a smooth, bright and lively mouthfeel to make an extremely satisfying wine. The licorice and spice notes from the nose also make an appearance and combine with some chalky tannins that lead into the dry, very long, very savory finish. This is uber-delicious!
It really opens up nicely after a few hours so give it plenty of time to breathe. This one is also meant to drink relatively young, so I would consume it over the next 2-3 years.
2021 STOLPMAN VINEYARDS LA CUADRILLA
Taste: 10 (94+ Points) Cost: 4
OVERALL RATING: 8.5
And if you’re wondering about the beautiful label on the La Cuadrilla, which changes with each vintage, here’s some more info on this year’s edition:
Vigneron Maria Solorzano, Ruben’s wife, and the Patrona of the vineyard, trusts the women of the crew with the most meticulous, detailed tasks in the vineyard. The women reinvigorate old vines by training wild shoots into new cordons, train young vines, and remove extra tiny clusters just after bud-break. The women focus on this exacting, detail-oriented work throughout the growing season, while the men work separately weeding and managing the vines’ canopies. The men and women of la Cuadrilla unite for the 3 month nocturnal harvest, with the women once again separating at dawn to delicately hand-rotate each of the +/- 190,000 Roussanne clusters for an even “rousse” or rust-colored tan. Creative Director Kari Crist honors Maria and her female crew with the 2021 label titled “Adelita”.
Adelita, the female Mexican revolutionary, symbolizes action and inspiration for women fighting for their rights.
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