Producers Who have performed a total 180 on Winemaking style?

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Re: Producers Who have performed a total 180 on Winemaking style?

#51 Post by Wes Barton » July 28th, 2020, 6:05 pm

Len Stevens wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 8:19 am
timmy roos wrote:
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While it wasn’t a 180 some of the earlier (2005,2006?)kutch wines were bigger and fruit forward if my memory is correct
I think it's fair to say Jamie's style has "evolved" since his 03/04 debut, but I have been thrilled with where it has taken him!
Some of us old timers remember him as a forumite long before he "went for it". In some "what is your dream" type thread or something like that his post was met with offers of help and much encouragement. I think it's fair to say what he's making now was his preference then. It wasn't the conventional style back then, so "getting there" and fine tuning to where his wines are now took time.
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Re: Producers Who have performed a total 180 on Winemaking style?

#52 Post by John Oglesby » August 1st, 2020, 3:16 am

Jaime's first wine was made under the guidance of Michael Brown. That 2005 Pinot was essentially another KB wine under a different name.

I loved old Ojai and I love new Ojai. Adam Tolmach is in my pantheon of California Winefixers who I hold with the upmost respect.

To throw another winery into this discussion not yet named - Jordan. A few years ago they made the incredible decision to switch from American to French oak. Im actually still bummed out by that. So nuch for tradition- I doubt the change will do anything for them sales wise.
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Re: Producers Who have performed a total 180 on Winemaking style?

#53 Post by Mark Golodetz » August 1st, 2020, 4:10 am

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 9:54 am
J.Vizuete wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 8:40 am
Nick Christie wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 8:20 am
Poor Troplong... Poor, poor Troplong
Nah, I enjoyed a vertical at the estate last summer (04, 11, 12, 13, 14). None were big, blousy, or overly alcoholic. 9/10 certainly have that reputation, and I have a couple 15s in the cellar where the jury is out, but the wines have character and a sense of place (at least with some bottle age). Plus it's a sweet visit.

Too bad you didn’t try the 2005. It’s a big boy.

Or the ‘10 at 16.2% alcohol
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Re: Producers Who have performed a total 180 on Winemaking style?

#54 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » August 1st, 2020, 4:21 am

Yikes! I had heard 15.5. Crazy.

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