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WTN: Ojai Syrah BN/RR '00....(short/boring)

by TomHill » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:28 pm

Larry brought this as a mystery last night:
1. OjaiVnyd Syrah Calif 50% BienNacido/RollRanch (14.5%) 2000: Very dark color; rather peppery/blackberry/Syrah very slight funky/mousey/wet wool some smokey/toasty/oak slight earthy/dusty fairly complex nose; bit soft rather rich/lush strong smokey/toasty/oak strong blackberry/Syrah/blueberry bit peppery/black cherry light earthy flavor w/ light smooth tannins; very long soft/rush/rich strong peppery/blackberry/Syrah rather smokey/toasty/oak some complex finish w/ light smooth tannins; starting to show its age but still a delicious mature Syrah.
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A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. This was a one-off blend that Adam made in 2000 and never repeated. The wine was starting to show its age and not particularly distinguished for being a special Ojai Syrah.
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Re: WTN: Ojai Syrah BN/RR '00....(short/boring)

by Jenise » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:17 pm

Good read; I love the way Ojai wines age.
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Re: WTN: Ojai Syrah BN/RR '00....(short/boring)

by Bill Spohn » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:42 pm

Jenise wrote:Good read; I love the way Ojai wines age.


They seem to age more gracefully than many Cal-syrahs. More like a mid range Rhone, maybe. The 97 Ojais I still have are in good shape and Swansons seems to age well too.
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Re: WTN: Ojai Syrah BN/RR '00....(short/boring)

by Jenise » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:02 pm

Bill, it's thanks to you that I know how good these old Ojai's are. I recently picked up a few myself at auction.
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Re: WTN: Ojai Syrah BN/RR '00....(short/boring)

by Bill Spohn » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:06 pm

Jenise wrote:Bill, it's thanks to you that I know how good these old Ojai's are. I recently picked up a few myself at auction.


Excellent - mini-vertical? I'll open a 97 Roll Ranch!

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