Review: Wines of Olson Ogden, 2007 Vintage

Review: Wines of Olson Ogden, 2007 Vintage

olson ogden 2007 wines

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+)

2007 Olson Ogden Wines Sonoma and Napa Syrah




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

1 Comment

  1. John Ogden on September 20, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Hi Chris, thanks for tasting through the wines. I remembered you really liked the Unti Syrah from the Rhone Rangers but the RRV Pinot seems to be the star of the group right now. I took the wines out last week to taste some trade accounts and while all the wines showed well, the RRV Pinot got the most praise by far. I keep hearing and reading that 07 Cali pinots are off the charts. Guess it makes sense our RRV Pinot from the vintage would be showing so well now. Thanks again for taking the time to review the wines. Hope to see you at a trade tasting again soon. All the best, John

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