Ojai Bien Nacido Syrah 2005, Santa Barbara County

Syrah Syrah
California, Usa

$39.90 (104315)

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93 pts
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March 19, 2011

Critic Reviews (5)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Ojai is a small 6,000 case artisan syrah and pinot focused winery that sources most of its fruit from Central Coast...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Inky deep colour; the nose is explosive and concentrated, with classic syrah notes of tar, leather, black pepper,...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A powerhouse of a Syrah with cassis and gentle pepper spice on the nose. Very well-integrated wood spice, carefully...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Sadly, I believe this is my only note from this winery, one known for producing some seriously exceptional Syrah....

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Margaret Swaine
Margaret Swaine

Winemaker Adam Talmach cofounded Au Bon Climat and then pursued his own winery and vineyards in Ojai in 1983. He also...

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Community Reviews (4)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Inky ruby with purple tinge in colour with a medium+ intense nose.

What an amazing wine that I got for under $20 in the Cayman Islands. LCBO had it in 2011 for $39.99

Positives: This complex wine features cedar, plums, dark cherry, tar, coffee beans, violets, cigar box, peppers, burnt rubber, ripe tamarind, tarragon, licorice & leather. Full body with medium tannins, good acidity, a long length & the alcohol is well integrated.

Negatives: None

Interesting Point: Lucky I bought out the store with this wine.

Drink now or over the next 5 years on its own or pair it with ragù alla Bolognese with garlic bread.

Tasted: 10 Dec 2013

Top Pick & Best Buy (in Cayman)

Score: 9.5+/10, Value: 10/10 Total: 19.5+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 5

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Don Murphy
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Jason Chenier
Jason Chenier

Silky smooth. What a lovely Syrah. Well structured and perfectly balanced. Dark ruby coloured. The tannin level is noticible but not overpowering Berries, and leather on the nose. Intense. And concentrated on the palate. I will definitely will be picking up a few more for the cellar, as this wine will certainly improve even more over the next few years. Tasted February 2012.

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Bob Penney
Bob Penney

ready to go.

excellent !

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