93 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2011
Vibrant ruby. Sexy aromas of candied red berries, rose, lavender and star anise. Pure and incisive on the palate, displaying intense raspberry and cherry flavors and a hint of bitter rhubarb. Extremely suave, seamless pinot with superb clarity to its sweet, persistent finish. Awfully seductive right now but balanced to reward patience.
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Fe Ciega = Perfection
Has put on more weight. Night #2 it was a stellar fruit compote tempered with significant minerality and appropriately bracing alcohol
Very nice fruit forward pinot
Nose is closed off with noticeable red fruit and vanilla. On the pallet more flavors of ripe and tart cherries and raspberries. Wine body is very nice with a silky texture and acidity to give the wine a good structure. The finish is long and clean with dark fruit. I really loved this wine.
Outta the Park
This is what sophistication means to wine. Sometimes I have to laugh at the flowery reviews of some of the critics who heap accolades on a bottle of wine but this wine finally brings meaning to all of the verbosity. It truly leaps from the glass with a bouquet of flowers and other scents. The layers of fruits and nuances on the plate far eclipse any other wine I have ever tried. I have bottles of Ojai Vineyard Pinot Noir Fe Ciega from 2006-2009 so I look forward to a vertical tasting. All have been delicious but the 2009 may be the best wine I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. Kudos!
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Intense Pinot Noir
Intense and I suppose opulent are the terms for this sensational wine. From start to exciting finish this is a wonderful wine. True Burgundy qualities, although perhaps a little bit stronger and less smooth than the best of those. But for me it's perfect. If it were still on offer I would order a case. I wish I had bought more of this, now sold out, offering. Ojai is a superb winery. This wine doesn't quit!
Another great offering from the folks at Ojai. This pinot was a good value which we enjoyed on our deck on a warm summer evening. We gave it a 4.5.
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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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