TN: 2001 Ojai Syrah "Thompson Vineyard"

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TN: 2001 Ojai Syrah "Thompson Vineyard"

#1 Post by Tony V e l e b i l » February 1st, 2009, 6:09 pm

  • 2001 Ojai Syrah Thompson Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (2/1/2009)
    Cracked this to watch the Super Bowl. Initially started out a bit closed and not showing much but an hour in the glass helped it open up. Shows ripe blackberry, anise, smoke, and a little black licorice and black pepper. On the finish, some slightly chalky tannins and plum skin linger for what seems to be 30 seconds or so.... It's a pretty big but nimble Syrah that is drinking well now but shows promise for over the next 5 years. Very tasty. (92 pts.)
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#2 Post by Steve Eisenhauer » February 1st, 2009, 8:19 pm

Thanks for the note. Just yesterday, I was moving a bottle of this in my cellar and was wondering when I should crack it.
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Re: TN: 2001 Ojai Syrah "Thompson Vineyard"

#3 Post by Jeff Pf0h1 » February 1st, 2009, 8:55 pm

Fantastic. I just opened the 2001 Jaffurs Thompson, admittedly a younger drinker, and it was firing on all cylinders. I'm happy to hear on the Ojai and would expect another 5 years on that bottle without missing a beat.

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#4 Post by Steve Eisenhauer » February 2nd, 2009, 8:30 am

I'm sitting on a few 2001 Tensley Thompsons. They seemed to be in a weird phase about a year ago.
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#5 Post by ki punwar » February 2nd, 2009, 10:08 am

Tony-love the Thompson Vineyard bottling...had this about a month ago...very good.
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