Jeb Dunnuck on The Ojai Vineyard August 2021 2018 Syrah – Solomon Hills Special bottling The 2018 Syrah Solomon Hills Special bottling is special juice indeed, and it’s up with the crème de la crème of the vintage. Red and black fruits, pepper, smoked game, and flowers all emerge on the nose of this […]
On Friday, August 27th we’re going to dive into some of our top-notch white wines with several years to a decade of age in bottle. August is typically a hot month in Ojai (and most of California), so this will be a refreshing and enlightening experience. Don’t miss out! Keep your eyes peeled on your inbox, because we’ll be sending a link to reserve your spot in this intimate tasting event.
Recently our friend Matt Kettman featured our work in a wonderful piece for Wine Enthusiast. It’s a great overview of our progress with growing special new varietals developed by UC Davis’ Dr. Andy Walker. These vines were developed using traditional hybridization (not GMO technology), which conferred resistance to Pierce’s Disease, a deadly vine disease which […]
Fe Ciega Vineyard, a luminary planting within the Sta. Rita Hills, has a new owner as of January 2021. The 9-acre vineyard and 43-acre property will now be tended to and farmed by Adam Tolmach, winemaker/proprietor of The Ojai Vineyard, which has produced a Fe Ciega Pinot Noir since 2003.
by Erin Brooks October 2020 2017 Syrah – Duvarita The 2017 Syrah Duvarita Vineyard has an opaque ruby-purple color and singular aromas of boysenberry and Morello cherry fruit with nuances of violet, lilac, licorice and exotic spices. The palate is full-bodied with concentrated, perfectly ripe fruit, grainy and fresh with a very long, very layered […]
Jeb Dunnuck August 2020 I continue to love the wines from Adam Tolmach and Fabien Castel. These lean firmly toward the fresher, elegant end of the spectrum, yet I always find the wines to have wonderful depth of fruit, terrific balance, and singular characters. 2018 Chardonnay – Solomon Hills My favorite of the trio, […]
Antonio Galloni August 2020 There are many highlights in this range from Adam Tolmach and Fabien Castel at Ojai. The whites, both from 2019 and 2018 are impressive across the board. I also found much to like in the 2017 Syrahs. Picking on the early side and aging in neutral oak are two of the […]