2016 Ojai Riesling, 'Kick On Ranch,' Santa Barbara County


2016 Ojai Riesling, 'Kick On Ranch,' Santa Barbara County

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Winemaker Notes

Dry Riesling. I know you are thinking Liebfraumilch when I mention Riesling, but perish that thought. Dry Riesling is different, it’s refreshing, it’s food friendly, it’s the perfect summer sipper, even better (can’t be!) than Rosé! Check it out!

Kick On Ranch turns out to be an ideal spot for Riesling. Located in the Los Alamos Valley, one of the three east-west valleys of northern Santa Barbara County, and like Santa Maria Valley and western Santa Ynez Valley there are no mountains blocking the Pacific’s unrelentingly cool breezes. And this fact sets the stage for moderate temperatures during the summer months. Travel east in the same valleys and the ocean influence decreases and the temps jump up.

Critical Acclaim


Jeb Dunnuck

I also loved the 2015 Riesling Kick On, and it's probably my favorite vintage for this cuvée. Green citrus, wet stone, green apple and spice flow to a fresh, elegant, beautifully textured Riesling that has a terrific, salty finish.


Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2015 Riesling Kick On Ranch is a beauty that offers classic aromas and flavors of citrus blossom, mint and lychee in an elegant, textured package. It will be incredibly versatile on the dinner table.

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