92 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2011
Dark purple. Highly aromatic nose displays textbook syrah aromas of dark berries, violet, pipe tobacco, licorice and olive. Dense, lush, sweet and fine-grained, with a pliant, velvety
texture and energetic red and dark berry flavors. Finishes seamless and lively, with echoing floral and berry notes.
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Good things come to those who wait
Both the Roll Ranch and Melville sat in the cellar for 3 years before trying them and wow! They have aged beautifully. Well integrated, no syrah heat, great fruit.
2007 Ojai Vineyard Roll Ranch Syrah
Rich, multi-layered and powerful but with no sense of being hot. Absolutely delicious
Ojai Syrah Roll Ranch
well balanced concentrated some strawberry and dark fruit easy to drink for 15% alc should have let it sleep for a few yrs
overall this is a very good wine
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This is not the first time I had wine from this vineyard and
They do not dissapoint
The Ojai Vineyard Syrah Roll Ranch - So So
by Matlock 14106597
It was good but not as good as I was expecting given the overwhelming good reviews. Granted,everyone's tastes are different but I much preferred the Stolpman and the Beckmen Syrahs (especially Beckmen). I am aging some bottles and hope to have a different experinece in a year or two.
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