Our friends at Olson Ogden were kind enough to send their full lineup of 2007 wines for our review now that they’re on the cusp of actually being released. I’ve tried four of the five at wine events previously and found that in most cases I found the wines had improved after a few months in bottle. My favorite of the winery’s syrahs remains the Unti Vineyard bottling, a big and powerful syrah that should stand several years of cellar time if you’d like.
But an even bigger surprise was the Russian River Valley pinot noir. I have always preferred Olson Ogden’s syrahs to its pinots, but this pinot is now showing just about perfectly. Great wines all around — get ’em while they last! Full ratings and comments follow.
2007 Olson Ogden Wines
2007 Olson Ogden Wines Sonoma and Napa Syrah / A- / straightforward, ready now (old rating: B+)
2007 Olson Ogden Wines Unti Vineyard Syrah / A- / jammy and vibrant (old rating: A)
2007 Olson Ogden Wines Stagecoach Vineyard Syrah / B+ / richer but showing more tannin (old rating: A-)
2007 Olson Ogden Wines Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast / B+ / tannic with a rich raspberry character (no prior rating)
2007 Olson Ogden Wines Pinot Noir Russian River Valley / A / velvety with solid fruit character, classic pinot (old rating: B+)
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