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The Ojai Vineyard Santa Barbara County Syrah White Hawk Vineyard 2006

Member Review by EMark:

Very “fresh” nose of strawberry peach. A bit harsh on the tip of the tongue—sour. It takes a second, though, to get to those same strawberry and peach flavors. Not over the top with tannin. This is the third Ojai White Hawk Vineyard wine that I’ve ever had. Recently, I had a 2012 Sangiovese, and it was also quite tart. About a year ago I had a 2006 Syrah that was excellent. I’m wondering if wines from this vineyard need to lay around for a few years.

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Varietal: Syrah
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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: EMark
8478046,551
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 01/12/2015

Very “fresh” nose of strawberry peach. A bit harsh on the tip of the tongue—sour. It takes a second, though, to get to those same strawberry and peach flavors. Not over the top with tannin. This is the third Ojai White Hawk Vineyard wine that I’ve ever had. Recently, I had a 2012 Sangiovese, and it was also quite tart. About a year ago I had a 2006 Syrah that was excellent. I’m wondering if wines from this vineyard need to lay around for a few years.


Snooth User: EMark
8478046,551
4.00 5
03/02/2014

Something of a murky purple in the glass. Very smooth on first taste. Not a fruit bomb--that's a good thing. Some attractive hints of plum and, maybe, cherry. Some woody character. Very easy on the back of the palate where I often get bitterness or alcoholic heat. There is some tannin and some acid, but neither are obtrusive. Very pleasant, lingering finish. US$34.00 at the winery in Ojai in 2012



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Alcohol: 14.6%

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