The Ojai Vineyard Special Bottling Solomon Hills Vineyard Syrah 2014

$54.99

96 Points - limited                                            Ojai's Special Bottling of Solomon Hills Syrah is always the smallest production, hardest-to-get wine usually only available for purchase in the wineries tasting room.  A tiny 114 cases were produced. Limited. 96 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2014 Syrah Solomon Hills Special Bottling is one of the many highlights in this range. Intensely floral and savory, it floats on the palate with superb aromatic and flavor intensity. The 2014 was done with only 20-25% whole clusters, but the overall impression is of a wine with considerable stem influence. This is in an especially bold, pungent style with a lot of varietal character. The 2014 is intense, but not at all tannic. I loved it." 95 Points Robert Parker: "There are five barrels of the superb 2014 Syrah Solomon Hills Special Bottling from The Ojai Vineyard, a youthful and brooding Syrah that unwinds in the glass with notes of raspberries, plums, grilled meat, bay leaf, cracked pepper, violets and tapenade, framed by a light touch of reduction that dissipates with aeration. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, velvety and seamless, its fine-grained tannins enveloped in an ample core of attractively sapid fruit. Its balance and sense of harmony are superb, and I'm sure it will be even better with a few more years of bottle age.

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