KATZ 2016 ROCK HILL RANCH ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL 375 ml. $23
A Multiple BEST OF SHOW Winner!
& BEST OF THE BEST at Yolo County Fair
This 100% estate grown extra virgin olive oil has been a steady gold medal winner the last 12 years including a Best of Show at the California Olive Oil Council Competition and the Patty Bogle-Roncoroni BEST OF THE BEST Award at the Yolo County Fair just a few years ago. These accolades along with 15 other gold medals during that time speak to the consistency and quality that sets this oil apart.
ABOUT THE OIL
KATZ Rock Hill Ranch Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a low 0.20 free fatty acid (sign of the stability of the oil), and 3.2 peroxide value which shows the care with which this oil was made, and is the lowest reading we have ever recorded. The polyphenol reading for this year was 330, and a sign of the solid presence of anti-oxidants in this oil.
ABOUT THE TASTE
The finished olive oil has the expansive aromas of sweet spices, fennel, green almonds and herbs that give it an elegant taste and a firm pungent finish. Rock Hill EVOO is often lauded for its elegant structure and this year is no different.
Note: 2016 was a challenging growing season. Although there was more precipitation than in the recent drought years in California, it wound up to be a lighter spring flowering coupled with some high winds in May that removed some of this bloom leaving us with a smaller harvest than normal. Our shortage of fruit at harvest was accentuated, as our yields were also lower then normal. As always, Mother Nature plays a big part in the final outcome, and so this year it will be Very Limited!
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The story of Rock Hill Ranch is all about a sense of "place"...where daily we go about the work of sustainable agriculture. Whether that is tending to the organic olive groves, or spending time in the Carriage House crafting our vinegar, or taking care of the heritage chickens that pasture under the olive trees, it is our unbroken commitment to small-scale farming.
All of the fruit in this bottling comes from our organically farmed ranch. The twenty acres sit on the southern tip of Suisun Valley, California, where breezes blow in from the west (Suisun means "west wind") creating a distinctive microclimate. The surrounding hills are full of compacted volcanic ash, called tuffo in Italian, creating a loamy soil…an ideal mix for growing olive trees. These are the same soil conditions that the Tuscans claim are responsible for making it the "best" region for growing olives...a claim we can now make for the Suisun Valley.
Harvested November 9-15, 2016
KATZ Rock Hill Ranch Organic EVOO compliments simple fish, poultry and vegetable dishes, livens up your summer pestos and aiolis, adds a punch to your chicken or minestrone soup, or makes a tasty dressing for arugula or spinach salads...be inspired!
Certified...KATZ Rock Hill Ranch proudly bears the California Olive Oil Council's "certified extra virgin" seal, your assurance of authenticity and high-quality and 100% California Olive Oil.
KATZ Rock Hill Ranch Organic Extra Virgin California Olive Oil contains the following olive varieties:
Taggiasca and Casaliva...75%, these varieties are native to the Ligurian and Lombardy regions of Italy respectively. Both are known for their full and persistent fruitiness with sweet overtones producing a lush mouth feel.
Leccino...25%, the character of this traditional Tuscan varietal has an outstanding and balanced fruitiness with sweet spice and grassy overtones, and a mild pungency.
Certifications and Awards
- California Olive Oil Council (COOC): Rock Hill Ranch certified Extra Virgin & 100% California Grown
- California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF): Rock Hill Ranch is Certified Organic
- Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition 4-Time Gold Medal Winner
- Yolo County Fair Olive Oil Competition 4-Time Gold Medal Winner
- Yolo County Fair Olive Oil Competition 2011 Patty Bogle-Roncoroni Award (Best of the Best)
- COOC Annual Olive Oil Competition 2012 BEST IN SHOW