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Where to enjoy Ojai Ridge wines

Estate Wines

Ojai Ridge wines are made exclusively from grapes from our estate Dufau Vineyards. We work closely with our winemaker consultant, Norm Yost, to handcraft wines of distinction. Norm has worked at some of the great wineries throughout the world, and since 1998 has focused on handcrafting small lots of superb wines from California’s Central Coast. Norm produces wines under his Flying Goat Cellars label as well as consulting for the Ojai Ridge estate wines. The wines are made at a custom crush facility in the Lompoc “Wine Ghetto”, well known for the quality of wines produced there.

We grow and produce both Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Notes on both our current releases and library wines can be found below. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have enjoyed making them. Cheers!

Current Wines

2015 Rosť

$15 per bottle

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

$18 per bottle

2009 Syrah

$18 per bottle

2008 Syrah
Bronze Medal Winner at "The Toast of the Coast" at the San Diego County Fair

$28 per bottle

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

$28 per bottle

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
Double Gold Medal Winner, Best Cabernet Sauvignon in Show at "The Toast of the Coast" at the San Diego County Fair

$38 per bottle

2007 Syrah
Bronze Medal Winner @ San Francisco International Wine Competition

$28 per bottle

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

$28 per bottle

2006 Syrah

$28 per bottle

2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

$28 per bottle

 

2004 Cabernet Sauvignon

$38 per bottle

Library Wines

2010 Rosé of Cabernet
This wine has lovely aromas of strawberry and raspberry in the nose with subtle hints of citrus in the background. The entry is very fresh, clean and bright with a nice structure and acidity. No cloying residual sugar flavors in the back end of this wine, just a fresh finish with moderate alcohol to balance it. A very flavorful wine that is sassy, refreshing and balanced. Perfect for summer sipping on the porch or have it with lunch on lazy Sunday afternoon.

2004 Syrah
2004 was a vintage with a lot of heat early in September, and provided a near perfect climate for our Syrah. The grapes achieved the ultimate ripening, and resulted in a wine of robust and rich character. A deep purple color, with violet edges first beckons you to the glass. The bouquet is of cassis and cola with hints of raspberry jam. On the palate, notes of black cherry are joined by spicy characteristics of anise, sandalwood and clove. Nicely balanced, with a velvety texture and an earthiness on the finish, the 2004 Syrah is a wine that is enjoyable upon release.

Silver Medal at the 31st Annual Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition. This competition is the largest and most comprehensive judging of California wines in the world, with over 3,150 wines being judged this year by 93 professional wine makers and/or winery principals.

 

 

2003 Syrah
Our first Syrah released from Ojai Ridge, the 2003 estate Syrah is a rich, expressive wine. A dark maroon wine with amethyst highlights, there are some floral notes of violet on the nose, along with dark berry aromas. A swirl unleashes a hint of leather which is confirmed on the palate along with dark plum, cigar box and dried cherry. The 2003 Syrah is bold and juicy, with lively balance. Bittersweet baker’s chocolate-like tannins are present on the plush and persistent finish.

 

 

 

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