Upper Ojai, Ventura County
When I recently popped a bottle of this wine, I was surprised to find an easy to enjoy, utterly delicious wine. The Roll Ranch syrahs seem to alternate from structured to soft, depending on the growing conditions of the vintage, and in the barrel this one had some tannins. But they seem to have mellowed and now only lightly grace the back of the palate, complimenting the wine’s fat fruitiness. Showing much like the 1998 and the 2000, this one tastes great now, yet seems to have everything needed to age well.
Blend: 100% Syrah | Alcohol: 14.5% | Vinification: 20% New French Oak | Barrel Aging: 22 Months