The Ojai Vineyard

Santa Barbara County Syrah

8.926 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.2

My first Ojai wine and I’m a big fan. Laced with black pepper and lavender classic of Syrah. Lean body but not flimsy or tart. 

My first Ojai wine and I’m a big fan. Laced with black pepper and lavender classic of Syrah. Lean body but not flimsy or tart. 

1 person found it helpfulAug 29th, 2016
Chip Hughes

Perfect, in a way. No pyrazene, no stewed prunes. Pointed acidity, superb structure, great length, although closed. Expect greatness in a few years.

Perfect, in a way. No pyrazene, no stewed prunes. Pointed acidity, superb structure, great length, although closed. Expect greatness in a few years.

Aug 12th, 2015
Anthony Lombardi

Consistent, delicious expression of California Syrah. Fleshy dark fruit with a floral nose and plenty of balances structure. A producer I don't visit often enough.

Consistent, delicious expression of California Syrah. Fleshy dark fruit with a floral nose and plenty of balances structure. A producer I don't visit often enough.

Sep 1st, 2017
F S
9.1

Just perfect with Mighty Quinn's brisket

Just perfect with Mighty Quinn's brisket

Jul 23rd, 2017
Anthony Lombardi

Such a great balance of fruity & savory. A favorite.

Such a great balance of fruity & savory. A favorite.

Oct 26th, 2015
Geoff Kallweit

Floral to start, tight acidity, mellow tannins, and rich concentrated fruit finish.

Floral to start, tight acidity, mellow tannins, and rich concentrated fruit finish.

Jul 13th, 2015
Cliff Wolf

Ojai soil has high salinity and desert warmth. Great purple color. Delicious enough for doubles, esp in Ojai.

Ojai soil has high salinity and desert warmth. Great purple color. Delicious enough for doubles, esp in Ojai.

Jul 4th, 2015
Anthony Lombardi

This is going with dinner tonight. Poured myself a quick glass- just to make sure everything is ok :) . High acid, savory/ripe berries. Simply beautiful wine.

This is going with dinner tonight. Poured myself a quick glass- just to make sure everything is ok :) . High acid, savory/ripe berries. Simply beautiful wine.

May 24th, 2015
Delectable Featured Wine

A California Central Coast winemaking #legend, Adam Tolmach masterfully achieves his goal of “catching ripeness at that magical spot that combines fruit with spice.” Juicy, dense and yet still lithe for supreme drinkability, it shows off just how spectacularly Syrah does with Santa Barbara’s temperate coastal climate.

A California Central Coast winemaking #legend, Adam Tolmach masterfully achieves his goal of “catching ripeness at that magical spot that combines fruit with spice.” Juicy, dense and yet still lithe for supreme drinkability, it shows off just how spectacularly Syrah does with Santa Barbara’s temperate coastal climate.

Mar 30th, 2015
Josh Jacobsen

Josh had this 3 years ago

Josh had this 3 years ago

May 15th, 2018