2014 Ojai Vineyard Santa Barbara County, California 'White Hawk Vineyard' Syrah
This full-bodied red from Santa Barbara County has a complex aroma, an abundance of flavor and a long finish.
Country: United States
Brand: The Ojai Vineyard
Item #: 47622
About This Wine:
It’s the craftsmanship involved in the work says the owner of The Ojai Vineyard. “The slow process of assessing the outcome of choices made with experience and intuition is what it’s all about. Keeping the place small, and keeping my hands in the winemaking, has allowed me to stay focused on craft.”
Tolmach makes many wines, but in small quantities and from numerous sources. White Hawk Vineyard, which provided the fruit for the 2014 Syrah, is planted on hillsides of pure sand near Los Alamos, California.
The Syrah vines struggle to survive, and production is absurdly low, which is why only 189 cases of the wine were made. “The climate is just cool enough that we never have to worry about the acidity level of the grapes,” Tolmach notes. “So there’s always a zesty tang that keeps this wine lively.” Spoken like a true artisan.