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2007 The Ojai Vineyard Syrah Roll Ranch Vineyard California
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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - 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

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Good things come to those who wait
02/04/2014
by Bauer13876827
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
12/06/2011
by Knap10692589
Rich, multi-layered and powerful but with no sense of being hot. Absolutely delicious
Ojai Syrah Roll Ranch
12/31/2011
by Lindner14094338
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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Syrah

While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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