2013 Ojai Vineyard Roll RanchSyrah Ventura County
Why go to Cornas or Côte-Rôtie for your fix of meaty, juicy Syrah fruit on a high-tension frame? This is the kind of Syrah that will make you want to run outside and slap somebody, it's so good.
Antonio Galloni describes a dark, heady wine. Truffle, smoke, lavender and blueberry jam give the 2013 much of its exotic personality. Super-ripe and racy in the glass, the 2013 tastes like it was picked on the later side. Even so, the Roll Ranch retains the very classic Ojai mid-weight sense of structure. This is one of the more exuberant, flamboyant wines in the Ojai range this year, but firm tannins extend the finish and give the wine a closing burst of energy." "