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Nexternal USD 165.00 1500ml

Ojai Pinot Noir Fe Ciega 2006

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Smoky and reduced on the nose. With air this opens to reveal notes of mineral, eggshell, clay and smoldering herbs over a core of meat, dark, concentrated fruit, smelling a bit like veal reduction. In the mouth this is dense and seamless and manages to combine that rich, ripe mouthfeel with a dense, yet fresh array of fruit flavors. This is decidedly dark, dried raspberry and cherry fruited with a flush of herbs and golden apple tones that rises above the intense fruit on the mid-palate. The finish could use a little more length though it’s primarily fruit tannins that are cutting it short. With time this develops real cut and definition on the finish. A great effort that captures the perfectly ripe fruit. 93pts

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The Ojai Vineyard:
The Ojai Vineyard, owned by Adam & Helen Tolmach, works closely with a dozen different vineyards on the Central Coast of California and produces wines from syrah, grenache, mourvedre, pinot noir, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and viognier. About 6000 cases are produced each year, divided between 15 bottlings, most of which are vineyard designated wines. The key to producing special wine is in ... Read more
The Ojai Vineyard, owned by Adam & Helen Tolmach, works closely with a dozen different vineyards on the Central Coast of California and produces wines from syrah, grenache, mourvedre, pinot noir, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and viognier. About 6000 cases are produced each year, divided between 15 bottlings, most of which are vineyard designated wines. The key to producing special wine is in the care taken growing the grapes. There is an inverse relationship between quantity and quality when it comes to grapes, so rather than purchasing ours by the ton, we have long term agreements with our growers to buy the fruit by the acre. This lets us culture the vines and thin the crop to our strict specifications, yet allows the grower to receive a fair return. In the winery we like to watch the development of the wine carefully, yet prefer to do as little as possible. Experience has shown us that the least amount of moving, pumping, fining and filtering is always best. The ultimate objective is to show off the distinctive character of a vineyard site. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Ojai Pinot Noir Fe Ciega

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,757
4.50 5
11/12/2009

Smoky and reduced on the nose. With air this opens to reveal notes of mineral, eggshell, clay and smoldering herbs over a core of meat, dark, concentrated fruit, smelling a bit like veal reduction. In the mouth this is dense and seamless and manages to combine that rich, ripe mouthfeel with a dense, yet fresh array of fruit flavors. This is decidedly dark, dried raspberry and cherry fruited with a flush of herbs and golden apple tones that rises above the intense fruit on the mid-palate. The finish could use a little more length though it’s primarily fruit tannins that are cutting it short. With time this develops real cut and definition on the finish. A great effort that captures the perfectly ripe fruit. 93pts



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