Feb 17, 2016 , The Ojai Vineyard, with Fabien Castel

4:30-7:30pm

No Reservations Necessary.

 

Please join us Wednesday, February 17th, any time between 4:30 - 7:30 pm, when we welcome, Fabien Castel, to our wine bar. Fabien is the assistant winemaker at Ojai Vineyard and has worked closely with founder and winemaker, Adam Tolmach, for 14 years. He will present a flight of current release Pinot Noir, Grenache and Syrah along with a special library selection of the 2003 Roll Ranch Syrah.

 

Adam Tolmach has been making wine in his idyllic hometown of Ojai, California, just inland from Santa Barbara, for over 30 years. After graduating with a degree in Enology and Viticulture from UC Davis in 1976, Adam’s first wine job was at Zaca Mesa in Santa Barbara where he met Jim Clendenen. The two of them decided to go out on their own and started Au Bon Climat in 1982, riding an instant wave of success for almost a decade. In the end, they both realized they were headed in different stylistic directions and Jim became the sole owner of Au Bon Climat in 1991. Adam on the other hand had been making a little Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc from a small backyard vineyard he planted in Ojai since 1983 so after he and Jim split, Adam proceeded to make wine under the Ojai Vineyard label. Despite the Ojai Vineyard name, Adam doesn't own any vines but rather has long-term contracts for a parcel or an acre here or there so he can control the farming to his exacting standards on some of the best vineyards on the Central Coast. In his continual development into becoming one of the best winemakers in California, Adam has used less new oak and picked his fruit much earlier than in the past to show the bright flavors and acidity that naturally come from his meticulously farmed fruit since the 2008 vintage. As a result, Ojai Vineyard wines have never been better and continue to gain loyal fans with every new release.

 

****AS A SPECIAL FEATURE ALL WINES SERVED ON PRODUCER FLIGHT NIGHT WILL BE ON SALE FOR THAT NIGHT ONLY AT A 15% DISCOUNT TO THOSE WHO PURCHASE A FLIGHT!!!  

 

The featured wines are served as two ounce glasses and will be available for retail sale while supplies last.

 

The cost of the flight will be $27 and will include the following wines:

 

2014 Ojai Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County, CA

Retail $37.50 – 5 oz glass $15.25

 

2013 Ojai Vineyard Pinot Noir, Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria, CA

Retail $45.00 – 5 oz glass $17.25

 

2013 Ojai Vineyard Grenache, Sebastiano Vineyard, Santa Barbara County, CA

Retail $35.00 – 5 oz glass $14.50

 

2013 Ojai Vineyard Syrah, Sebastiano Vineyard, Santa Barbara County, CA

Retail $41.00 – 5 oz glass $16.00

 

2003 Ojai Vineyard Syrah, Roll Ranch Vineyard, Ventura County, CA

Retail $65.00 – 5 oz glass $22.75

 



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