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2005 Ojai Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah

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Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased from a private collector

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Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased from a private collector

5 available
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RATINGS

93Robert M. Parker Jr.

Classic notes of graphite, tapenade, blackberries, and cassis...

93Vinous / IWC

Vibrant aromas of black cherry, cassis, violet, pepper and licorice pastille. Tightly wound and unevolved right now, but shows impressively energetic, high-pitched flavors of black cherry and dark berries, with undertones of licorice...

90Wine Spectator

Pure, rich and concentrated, with firm blueberry, wild berry and huckleberry fruit that's intense and well-structured, ending with tannins that help define the core flavors.

REGION

United States, California, South Coast, Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County is not an AVA, but a region just south of San Luis Obispo that includes the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley appellations. Wine has been produced in the area since the 18th century when Spanish missionaries planted vineyards. It wasn’t until the 1990s, however, that producers focused on growing premier grapes for fine wines. During the 1990s more than 10,000 acres of vineyards were planted, and today there are nearly 20,000 acres of vineyards. The region received a big bump in recognition and prestige when the popular film “Sideways” was shot there in 2004. Because the region is affected by maritime weather, it is relatively cool climate makes it ideal for Chardonnay. Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and an increasingly adventuresome number of varietals are also grown successfully in Santa Barbara County.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.