22 May 2018

Wine Advocate – April 2018 #236

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate #236 April 2018 2014 Syrah Solomon Hills Special Bottling- Santa Maria Valley There are five barrels of the superb 2014 Syrah Solomon Hills Special Bottling from The Ojai Vineyard, a youthful and brooding Syrah that unwinds in the glass with notes of raspberries, plums, grilled meat, bay leaf, cracked pepper, violets and […]

3 Aug 2017

Jeb Dunnuck – August 2017

Jeb Dunnuck August 2017 I always love the tasting with Ojai Vineyard’s Adam Tolmach and Fabien Castel. Consistent with just about every winemaker I spoke to, both commented on the tiny yields of 2015, which Adam attributed to an accumulation of drought and salt buildup as opposed to poor weather in the spring. Over the […]

14 Sep 2016

Wine Advocate – August 2016 #226

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate #226 August 2016 I always love my visits with Ojai’s Adam Tolmack and Fabien Castel, and it’s always an educational and enlightening tasting as I’m able to taste through a multitude of different sites spread throughout Santa Barbara County. In addition, the Special Bottling releases based on different harvesting dates add even […]

13 Sep 2016

Santa Barbara: On the Road, Continued…

Santa Barbara: On the Road, Continued… BY ANTONIO GALLONI | SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 My annual trip to Santa Barbara was more jam-packed than usual. The number of producers making compelling wines continues to grow, which is great news for the consumer. Most of the wines I tasted were from 2014, a year in which Chardonnay […]

13 Sep 2016

September 2016-Santa Barbara: On the Road, Continued…

Antonio Galloni’s VINOUS September 2016 reviews This is another stellar set of new releases from Adam Tolmach and Fabien Castel at Ojai. Tolmach describes 2014 as a year with generous yields. Despite the third year of drought, the crop was good mostly because of favorable conditions during flowering, with less of the wind and fog […]

9 Jun 2016

August 2015 – Introduction

California, Santa Barbara County: The Good News Keeps Coming August 28, 2015 The good news just keeps coming in with Santa Barbara County’s 2013 vintage. Growers enjoyed ideal growing conditions with a long, even summer, no real heat spikes and nearly perfect weather through harvest. The net result is a vintage absolutely loaded with outstanding […]

12 May 2016

Connoisseurs’s Guide To California Wine July 2006

Connoisseurs’s Guide To California Wine July 2006

12 Apr 2016

Karen MacNeil Decanter Magazine

Karen MacNeil Decanter Magazine

2 Sep 2015

The Wine Advocate 2015 reviews

California, Santa Barbara County: The Good News Keeps Coming This was another massive tasting with Ojai’s Adam Tolmach and assistant winemaker Fabien Castel. They have recently opened a new tasting room in the town of Ojai (the estate is located just outside the town) and this has given them the ability to experiment more with […]

26 Aug 2015

Vinous – Anthony Galloni – August 2015

August 2015 Santa Barbara: On the road This is a strong set of wines from Adam Tolmach and Fabien Castel. In particular, readers will find numerous Pinot Noirs and Syrahs that merit considerable attention. I am less thrilled with the whites, some of which come across as excessively light, with less flavor development than is […]