Ochota Barrels

Texture Like Sun Sector Adelaide Hills Red Blend

9.28 ratings
9.61 pro ratings
Adelaide Hills, Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Paul Masson

Juicy, volatile, and tremendously flavorful for its sub-13% abv, it has the sweet fruit and spice of typical Grenache blends, on a leaner, fresher frame. Much better when served chilled, even cold, and no doubt would perform even better with six months of bottle age. Nonetheless, the perfect wine to liven up a heavy pork belly sandwich from bougie AF Eataly. Minus one point for horrific label design and one point for, at this price, why not just buy some really good Beaujolais or something.

Juicy, volatile, and tremendously flavorful for its sub-13% abv, it has the sweet fruit and spice of typical Grenache blends, on a leaner, fresher frame. Much better when served chilled, even cold, and no doubt would perform even better with six months of bottle age. Nonetheless, the perfect wine to liven up a heavy pork belly sandwich from bougie AF Eataly. Minus one point for horrific label design and one point for, at this price, why not just buy some really good Beaujolais or something.

Jan 13th, 2018
Dustin Wilson, MS

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Eleven Madison Park

9.6

Juicy and delicious!

Juicy and delicious!

2 people found it helpfulMay 17th, 2017
Bob McDonald

This is their "Field Blend " which seems like a blend of bits and pieces left over at the end of vintage. This is 75% Pinot Noir and then an eclectic blend of Grenache, Shiraz, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay and Riesling- unlikely bedfellows! This wine was fresh and clean with bright acid and spice. The red fruits of the Pinot shine through but even the small % of Gewurtztraminer is there with its lychee qualities- such an aromatic grape. Perfect Match with Thai Red Duck Curry.

This is their "Field Blend " which seems like a blend of bits and pieces left over at the end of vintage. This is 75% Pinot Noir and then an eclectic blend of Grenache, Shiraz, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay and Riesling- unlikely bedfellows! This wine was fresh and clean with bright acid and spice. The red fruits of the Pinot shine through but even the small % of Gewurtztraminer is there with its lychee qualities- such an aromatic grape. Perfect Match with Thai Red Duck Curry.

Apr 28th, 2017
Aaron Tan

I always thought of Taras as a smart winemaker. Technically brilliant, with a lo-fi philosophy. It really shows in his wines - real crowd pleasers with the ability to satisfy the most VA-sensitive winemakers to the biggest natty freaks. No different here! This was destroyed on the table. Crunchy, nervy red blend (Pinot Noir, Grenache, Gamay, Gewürztraminer, Syrah, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Riesling, Chardonnay) that is built for glugging. Mix of bright red and black fruits, spicy, herby, plain delicious.

I always thought of Taras as a smart winemaker. Technically brilliant, with a lo-fi philosophy. It really shows in his wines - real crowd pleasers with the ability to satisfy the most VA-sensitive winemakers to the biggest natty freaks. No different here! This was destroyed on the table. Crunchy, nervy red blend (Pinot Noir, Grenache, Gamay, Gewürztraminer, Syrah, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Riesling, Chardonnay) that is built for glugging. Mix of bright red and black fruits, spicy, herby, plain delicious.

Mar 19th, 2019
Brian Beyer

Not street legal

Not street legal

Oct 1st, 2018
Jennifer Machlin

Jennifer had this 4 years ago

Jennifer had this 4 years ago

Apr 20th, 2018
Greg Brown

Greg had this 5 years ago

Greg had this 5 years ago

Dec 25th, 2017
Michael Sinclair

Michael had this 6 years ago

Michael had this 6 years ago

Sep 30th, 2016