Concannon Vineyard produces both a Stampmaker's White and Stampmaker's Red, in honor of the late James Concannon. James made his fortune selling rubber stamps in the early 1880's, in a territory that stretched from British Columbia to Mexico. This was just before he became our first Irish American vintner. The 2003 Stampmaker's Red, Limited Release, Central Coast has primary aromas of ripe dark berries, cherries, spice, and tobacco, with notes of violets and menthol on the palate, while the full,...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2004 Vintage) 8% Grenache; 7% Cinsault; 2% Petite Sirah; 1% Viognier. We have liked this low-budget Syrah from time to time, but not this time. At the price, it will not hurt your budget, and it certainly will not hurt your palate even if it just a bit skimpy overall and a touch oriented in a dried brush direction before concluding in a thin and puckery finish.
Robert Parker(From 2004 Vintage)