The Ojai Vineyard

(805) 649-1674 10540 Encino Drive
Oakview, CA 93022
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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 Read more »

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Jon Derry was interested in this one when I posted on the "What have you bought, lately" thread. Ojai is one of my favorite wineries, but, sadly, I can't really recommend this one.  Tart red cherry.  My appreciation for acid in my wine has been reported often here on this Forum, but this one is just over the top.  There are no other dimensions i... Read More

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  • The Ojai Vineyard White Hawk Vineyard Sangiovese 2015

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    Pretty ruby color in the glass. Kind of a barnyard nose. Seriously tart red cherry on the tip of the tongue. This wine is not unlike a Chianti. Surprise! Inoffensive, but, sadly, also not revelatory. Read More

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  • EM - I thought you already turned the corner on Pinot Noir, just needing to try a few Oregon Pinot's.I'm not sure I understand this comment, Al.  Let me try to give my general opinion on Pinot Noirs.  Keep in mind, though, this opinion is evolving and may change, tomorrow.I really think that store shelves are awash with mediocre-to-bad Pinot Noi... Read More

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  • The Ojai Vineyard Roll Ranch Syrah 2013

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    Something of a floral nose. Red fruitsuggestion of strawberry--on entry, maybe some violets. A quite lean wine. Notable acid tartness. Acidity and leanness makes, of course, for a pretty refreshing wine. Will, probably be best only with the lighter pairings. Read More

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  • Y'know what Snooth needs?Some good wine adventure reports from Outthere.And from Foxall.In the meantime, I'll try to contribute.I guess there is a major brush fire near the Bien Nacido Vineyard where this wine's grapes were sourced.. It's going to be a long summer. A few years ago Adam Tolmach, of Ojai Vineyards, embraced the IPOB movement.  Whi... Read More

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  • The Ojai Vineyard Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard 2013

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    Quite dark plum color. Berry and violet aromas. Nice level of red berry, plums on the tip of the tongue. Quite deft with tannin and acid components. Clearly, this wine is the result of Adam Tolmachs adopted IPOB philosophy. While this is not a big fruit-forward California wine, make no mistake, it is however, it is a wine for California win... Read More

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  • The Ojai Vineyard Solomon Hills Pinot Noir 2013

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    Attractive garnet color in the glass. Light flowery nose. Very subtle entry. Tangy red plum flavor along with violets. Fairly light-bodied. Very enjoyable wine. Nice acid tartness makes this easy to enjoy with or without accompaniment. Read More

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  • The Ojai Vineyard Fe Ciega Pinot Noir 2011

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    PnPed. Almost a prune color in the glass. Very funky nose which I would presume to be Sulphur and which I would further assume would blow off if I was more patient. Very pleasant introduction of strawberry and cherry. The next thing I notice is that this wine is slightly more tart than so many others. I am very OK with that, but some may ob... Read More

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  • The Ojai Vineyard Roussanne Bien Nacido Vineyard 2014

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    Clear, pale yellow in color. Lots of fruit and flower aromaspear, apple, geranium. On the tongue, the fruit is most apparentthe pear apple thing, but, also tropical fruit like kiwi. I guess it would not exactly be a news flash if I characterized it as light bodied. Very nice acid content makes for freshness. Read More

    Wine review by 847804EMark 847804 EMark


  • The Ojai Vineyard Chardonnay Solomon Hills Vineyard 2013

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    Almost a floral nose. That surprises me a bit. Various fruits on entrypeach/nectarine, green apple, melon, kiwi. Some oaky vanilla or butter, but, really, not distracting. Light-bodied. Not an over-the-top California Chardonnay. This one is pretty restrained. Read More

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