Ojai Santa Ynez Valley Sauvignon Blanc Westerly Vineyard 2006
Ojai, a well respected boutique winery in Central California, made its reputation off of its big boned and heady Syrah’s. I hope to do a bit more extensive of an Ojai tasting, including a Syrah, some time this summer, but this occasion called for a simple but tasty match to wondefully fresh Arctic Char. Sauv Blanc in California is all over the radar and it can be difficult to know when a wine will be a proper effort or some unoaked plonk to pan off on tourists who can’t afford the higher priced bottlings. Luckily, this was the former rather than the latter.