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The Ojai Vineyard Syrah Santa Barbara County 2013

Member Review by EMark:

In the glass, the color of this wine is definitely purple—i.e., blue is mixed with red. The nose detects floral, violets, and light berry fruit. I’m pretty sure that the color prejudiced me, because the first flavor I detect on introduction is blueberry. There is definitely fruit on introduction, but, thankfully, it is not syrupy. There is a nice acid kick that ameliorates the fruit. Reasonable tannin. Fairly full-bodied. Certainly enjoyable, but definitely, more of a “drink now” wine than a “lay down for future reward” wine.

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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
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3.50 5
07/21/2015

In the glass, the color of this wine is definitely purple—i.e., blue is mixed with red. The nose detects floral, violets, and light berry fruit. I’m pretty sure that the color prejudiced me, because the first flavor I detect on introduction is blueberry. There is definitely fruit on introduction, but, thankfully, it is not syrupy. There is a nice acid kick that ameliorates the fruit. Reasonable tannin. Fairly full-bodied. Certainly enjoyable, but definitely, more of a “drink now” wine than a “lay down for future reward” wine.



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