The O.C. Semillon
Vintage   Current release is the 2017 vintage (release June 2017)
Tractor   Sourced from an old vineyard block on Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin (hence the OC)
Grapes   This label has returned to a more classic style of Hunter semillon
Wine glass   Bright and vibrant lime juice fruit and some nice orange blossom flavour
Clock   Excellent current drinking and medium term cellaring (2017 – 2028)
  Try it with salt and pepper squid
Information   The O.C. is back with a bang after two years of no production
Year Comment Closure Drink To
2017 A hot and dry vintage producing relatively ripe semillon and shiraz screwcap 2027+
2014 Outstanding vintage. Warm and dry throughout, tempered by cool evening breezes. Generous but precise Semillon and concentrated, beautifully structured shiraz screwcap 2018+
2013 Good spring rain, a relatively warm summer with a couple of late vintage downpours. An exceptional vintage for semillon, and very good shiraz screwcap 2018
2012 Very cool growing season with some relatively challenging summer rainfall. A difficult ripening year, particularly for shiraz screwcap 2017
2011 Awesome. The Hunter largely missed the unstable weather that hampered the rest of Australia. Relatively ripe semillon and beautifully structured shiraz. screwcap 2015
2010 Warm dry conditions led to a low cropping, early ripening vintage. Earlier drinking semillon and nicely balanced shiraz. screwcap 2014
2009 Above average spring rainfall led to higher yields. Riper semillon year and perfectly structured, long living shiraz. screwcap 2014
2008 Cool ripening season combined with above average rainfall made for a challenging vintage, producing relatively lean semillon. Disastrous for shiraz. NOT MADE
2007 Generally warm and dry conditions prevailed. Low yielding vintage. Fine semillon and relatively ripe shiraz screwcap 2013
2006 Relatively warm and dry, leading to a great classically styled vintage for both semillon and shiraz screwcap 2012


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