Connoisseurs Guide 93 points
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 91 points
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 90 points
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.
Wine Enthusiast 91pts: A blend of fruit from esteemed Boushey and Red Willow vineyards, this was aged in a mixture of concrete and French oak (10% new). The herb, lemon...
From the winemaker: In 2014 our main goal with Sauvignon Blanc was simply to make a worthy follow up to its wildly popular predecessor. Given the quality of 2013, not...
Winemaker Notes: I think this is my favorite Sauvignon Blanc we have made since the original 2009 version from Kick Ranch. The vineyard is so rocky that Joe and Gail...