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2011 The Ojai Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc McGinley Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2012

Green-tinged straw.  Strikingly pungent bouquet of pear, lemon, herbs and minerals, complicated by white flowers and anise.  Impressively fresh and precise, showing tangy citrus zest and orchard fruit flavors and a sexy floral nuance.  Dry and nervy on the finish, which leaves notes of candied lemon and honeysuckle behind.  Tolmach told me that he paid $5,000 a ton for this fruit and that he normally pulls 2.5 tons per acre off his parcel of this vineyard but only got 1.5 in 2011.  To put things into perspective, most California sauvignon blanc is cropped at 5 to 7 tons per acre, according to Tolmach.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Home Run
by Pizarro14005221
Wow, this is MAJORLY good stuff. Best SauvBlanc I have ever tasted. Most are a bit too crisp for my palate, but this walks a wonderfully balanced line. Another Tolmach home run.
Another winner from Ojai and Tolmach
by Beach13807740
I eagerly awaited delivery of these and, upon our return from vacation, built a meal around the wine. And I was not disappointed. Subtle yet full flavors, nice acidity and food friendly - the essence of Sauvignon Blanc. It's been said before and bears repeating that Ojai wines, regardless of varietal, are a great value and are consistently very good. Thanks to Wine Access, Ojai is well represented in my cellar.
Flowery nose
by Mourvedre290700
Tried with Coravin 10/13. Floral nose great, diverse flavor. Crisp.


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