Santa Barbara County
At The Ojai Vineyard we work with the best growers in Santa Barbara County to grow uncompromisingly great grapes to produce vineyard designated wines of distinction. To maximize quality we farm for very low yields…our average for all grapes harvested in 2003 was a tiny 1.8 tons per acre. Despite these efforts, some of the wines do not make the grade and are put together in this Santa Barbara County blend. But because this syrah is a product of the same rigorous farming practices of our single vineyard designated wines, it carries a weight and seriousness that belies its modest price. This is a powerful, intense, and interesting wine that demands your attention.
The grapes for this wine came from: Vogelzang, Stolpman, Thompson, and Bien Nacido. The big fruit and chewy tannins give it a deliciousness and drink-ability with hearty fare…I recommend grilled meats and/or spicy foods.
Blend: 100% Syrah | Alcohol: 14.0% | Vinification: 100% Neutral French Oak | Barrel Aging: 18 Months