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Olson Ogden Syrah Dry Creek Valley Unti Vineyard 2004

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"The color is a dark ruby and opaque. The nose exhibits classic black fruits like black cherries and blackberries along with leather, spices and a touch of smoke. It is elegant yet full bodied with excellent depth, beautiful ripeness with good acidity giving it great complexity. The finish lingers in your mouth long after the wine is gone. Although approachable now with a good decanting, this wine will continue to develop for many years and will reward patient cellaring." Vineyard: Unti Vineyard Appellation: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California Composition: 98% Syrah, 2% Grenache Barrel Aging:15 months in French oak barrels, 38% new Brix @ Harvest: 25.4° Bottled: March 2006 PH: 3.70 TA: .62 g/100 ml Alcohol: 14.3% Production:181 cases

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Olson Ogden Wines:
Tim Olson has been a winemaker in Northern California for more than 21 years. For six years Olson served as winemaker for Tarius Wines in Santa Rosa, CA. With a focus on vineyard designated Pinot Noirs and Zinfandels, Tarius Vineyards produced 1500 cases a year and was distributed in 12 states and three foreign markets. Olson’s wines have garnered numerous awards including “Best of Show” at the... Read more
Tim Olson has been a winemaker in Northern California for more than 21 years. For six years Olson served as winemaker for Tarius Wines in Santa Rosa, CA. With a focus on vineyard designated Pinot Noirs and Zinfandels, Tarius Vineyards produced 1500 cases a year and was distributed in 12 states and three foreign markets. Olson’s wines have garnered numerous awards including “Best of Show” at the California State Fair and numerous gold medals in other competitions. His wines scored well in national wine publication tastings including Wine Spectator, Wine and Spirits, Wine Enthusiast and Connoisseurs Guide To California Wine, among others. Prior to Tarius Wines, Olson spent three years at French cooperage Tonnellerie Nadalie in Calistoga, CA. There he served as director of enology, managing experiments on cooperage variables in addition to his work in wine sales and marketing activities. His research culminated in organized wine tastings involving nearly 300 winemakers in which he gathered a wealth of statistical data later published in Practical Wine & Vineyard magazine. While at Tonnellerie Nadalie, Olson learned all aspects of forest selection, wood curing and barrel production. His work allowed him to visit over 300 wineries and taste and critique literally thousands of barrel samples. Before joining Tonnellerie Nadalie in 1995, Olson’s winemaking experience included work at Acacia Winery, Caymus Vineyards and Rosenblum Cellars. He also spent a couple years in the lab as Enologist for St. Supery Winery. Read less
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Member Reviews for Olson Ogden Syrah Dry Creek Valley Unti Vineyard

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Snooth User: George K SF
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07/20/2007

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"The color is a dark ruby and opaque. The nose exhibits classic black fruits like black cherries and blackberries along with leather, spices and a touch of smoke. It is elegant yet full bodied with excellent depth, beautiful ripeness with good acidity giving it great complexity. The finish lingers in your mouth long after the wine is gone. Although approachable now with a good decanting, this wine will continue to develop for many years and will reward patient cellaring." Vineyard: Unti Vineyard Appellation: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California Composition: 98% Syrah, 2% Grenache Barrel Aging:15 months in French oak barrels, 38% new Brix @ Harvest: 25.4° Bottled: March 2006 PH: 3.70 TA: .62 g/100 ml Alcohol: 14.3% Production:181 cases

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