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 […]

2 Jul 2015

Wine Advocate # 214 – Aug 2014

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Wine Advocate # 214 Aug 2014 Jeb Dunnuck Click this link to purchase the wines through our Online Store. This was a mammoth tasting with winemaker Adam Tolmach and assistant Fabien Castel. While I had a number of these shipped to my office in Colorado (where I was able to follow […]

2 Jul 2015

International Wine Report June 2015

THE OJAI VINEYARD OJAI Chardonnay, Bien Nacido Vineyard 2013 – 93 The 2013 Ojai Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay delivers striking aromas of pear, citrus zest, white floral, honeysuckle and stony minerality which leads to a beautifully balanced core of fruit and acidity. It continues to impress with its excellent focus and purity all the way the […]

27 Jul 2014

Vinous – Anthony Galloni

July 2014 My tasting this year at Ojai was epic. Winemaker/Proprietor Adam Tolmach and Assistant Winemaker Fabien Castel have done a fabulous job with these new and upcoming releases. The highlights are centered among the Pinots and Syrahs. I am less enthused with the 2012 Chardonnays, which lack some of the customary level of Ojai […]

27 Jul 2014

July 2014 – Santa Barbara: The Thrill of Discovery

July 2014 Santa Barbara: The Thrill of Discovery By Antonio Galloni A palpable energy and the thrill of discovery accompanied my tastings in Santa Barbara this year. Every day seemed to bring with it new wines, new projects and plenty of the youthful energy that is the heartbeat of one of California’s most exciting appellations. […]

27 Jul 2014

July 2013 Ojai Wines reviewed

This is a fabulous set of wines from Ojai. Proprietor & Winemaker Adam Tolmach hit the ball out of the park with a number of these new releases. Frankly, I am not sure where to start, as there are so many wines here that are worthy of serious consideration. Looking at the 2011 whites, they […]

27 Jul 2014

March 18, 2003

The Ojai Vineyard Excelling with an unlikely Ventura winery James Laube Posted: March 18, 2003 Adam & Helen Helen and Adam Tolmach have found success with their Roll Ranch wines. When winemakers talk about tough places to grow grapes, they usually refer to challenging soil or climatic conditions. Roll Ranch, in Southern California’s Ventura County, […]

27 Jul 2014

SF Chronicle 100 best 2011 wines

Sauvignon Blanc: The Chronicle recommends Jon Bonné Sunday, October 16, 2011 This typically humble grape has always had the potential for greatness. There’s evidence in Bordeaux, Sancerre, Italy’s Friuli – and increasingly in New Zealand. And of course, there has been serious California work, mostly under the guise of Fumé Blanc. Although California has often […]

27 Jul 2014

Wine Advocate #202 – August 2012

Antonio Galloni This is a gorgeous set of wines from Ojai and proprietor Adam Tolmach. The 2009 Pinots and 2008 Syrahs in particular are terrific. The best Ojai wines – and there are many that vie for that label – are gorgeous, transparent to site and highly expressive. As always, the style at Ojai is […]