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2008 The Ojai Vineyard Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley
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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2010

($44) Vivid red. Nuanced, spice-accented nose offers red and black fruits and a whiff of licorice. Sweet and intense, with excellent focus and purity to the black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors. Shows impressive energy and finishes with building but sweet and harmonious tannins. I really like this wine's balance.

90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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by Wine10674996
As a rule I love the Ojai wines . . but this one . . and maybe it was simply the particular bottle I opened was somewhat of a disappointment. It felt musty - not corked - but musty and did not leave a clean, berry, joyful mouth feel. Could have been the luck of the draw. I have several other bottles in my cellar - so let's see how they turn out.


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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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