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Ojai Viognier Ice Wine Roll Ranch 2006

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2006 Ojai Viognier Late Harvest Half Bottle (375ML}- Each year we take the viognier that is not used in the Roll Ranch syrah to a commercial freezer in Oxnard, California. A week later the frozen grapes come back to the winery and we press it off immediately and make ice wine. The pressing produces 42+ brix grape juice that is barrel fermented. Yeast convert the sugar to alcohol until it reaches nine or ten percent. At that point we stop the fermentation and if all goes well we bottle it in February-fresh, exuberantly flowery, fruity viognier that keeps its sense of liveliness because of its low alcohol. This wine is very popular with lovers of dessert wines, and this 2006 version will not disappoint!

Region: USA » California » Central Coast

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Color: White
Varietal: Viognier
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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

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Snooth User: Gene Vassilaros
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Vintage: 2005 04/18/2013

Fantastic. Plum grapes and orange. Peachy too.



2006 Ojai Viognier Late Harvest Half Bottle (375ML}- Each year we take the viognier that is not used in the Roll Ranch syrah to a commercial freezer in Oxnard, California. A week later the frozen grapes come back to the winery and we press it off immediately and make ice wine. The pressing produces 42+ brix grape juice that is barrel fermented. Yeast convert the sugar to alcohol until it reaches nine or ten percent. At that point we stop the fermentation and if all goes well we bottle it in February-fresh, exuberantly flowery, fruity viognier that keeps its sense of liveliness because of its low alcohol. This wine is very popular with lovers of dessert wines, and this 2006 version will not disappoint!

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