A&E Wines

OJAI SYRAH 2015

$35.99
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  • OJAI  SYRAH 2015

A&E Wines

OJAI SYRAH 2015

$35.99
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Roll Ranch is unusual. Most warm climate vineyards have no problem ripening fruit, the issue is whether they can produce balanced wines. Vineyards in warm sites generally turn out grapes with too much sugar and too little acidity, the resulting wines are often awkward. But at this site we are blessed with great balance.

Being a warm site we ferment the Roll Ranch in a fundamentally different way. We add a small portion of viognier to help propel the aromatics, and rely on fermenting with a majority of whole clusters to bring a spicy character to the wine. Making this wine has been a 19-year evolution. Learning how to listen to what a  vineyard has to say and capturing its spirit is a slow process!

We were gratified to hear this wine recently received rave reviews from the critics, and I think you will enjoy it too. Drink now or watch it develop over the next 20 years, Roll Ranch wines age gracefully.

Blend: 98% Syrah, 2% viognier.

Critical acclaim: 91p Robert Parker