2010 Ojai "McGinley Vineyard" Santa Ynez Valley Sauvignon Blanc
*Two Stars* Rich, well-defined and very lively with deep aromas of fresh figs, herbs and a bare kiss of oak, this carefully crafted wine is both rich and well-polished with plentiful varietal fruit and exemplary balance. Its mouth-watering acidity enlivens and lengthens without ever seeming at all intrusive, and there is a structural seamlessness about the wine that simply sets it apart. We like this one a great deal, but we expect that we will like it more several years hence.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Very pale green-tinged yellow. Delicate aromas of citrus zest, graphite, lavender and dusty minerals. At once supple and bracing, with dense but penetrating flavors of lemon, tangerine and quinine. Very concentrated, extract-rich sauvignon with impressive palate presence. The bracing, tactile finish offers a refreshingly bitter quality and an impression of strong extract.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
There is plenty of intensity in the 2010 Sauvignon Blanc McGinley. This is an especially broad-shouldered, full-bodied Sauvignon with serious depth and a layered personality that is highly appealing. Mint, sage and white peaches wrap around the finish. The personality of the year comes through loud and clear. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016. This is a gorgeous set of wines from Ojai and proprietor Adam Tolmach... The Ojai wines remain exceedingly fairly priced considering the quality and painstaking effort that goes into every bottle."
Strong notes of lemongrass and pineapple jam mark this Sauvignon Blanc. It has a nice cut of acidity. While it’s not particularly subtle, this is ready to drink now as a cocktail.