Olson Ogden Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2007
Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California
The color is medium to dark cherry red. In the nose black fruits are followed by hints spice, vanilla and a touch herbs. It is medium bodied and well balanced with an elegant mouthfeel. This young Pinot Noir is complex and full of flavor with a nice long finish. It is tightly wound now and patient cellaring over the next two to six years will be rewarded.
Wine & Spirits - "The lush, supple flavors of a lovely young pinot noir race through this wine, light, red and persistent. It leaves a fresh impression of red apple-skin and persimmon. Round and gentle. For roast salmon."
PinotReport - "Medium-deep ruby color; bit tight now but dark cherry and spice aromas are there; tight, deep, rich black cherry flavors with spice and cinnamon notes; some tannin; good structure and balance; long finish. Deep and spicy, this Pinot is a bit closed right now but definitely reward at least an hour in the glass and will reward your patience in the cellar."
Olson Ogden Winery
Olson Ogden Wines is a small, artisan wine company located in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County. We specialize in small production, handcrafted wines. Our focus is on Pinot Noir and Rhone varietals, with an emphasis on vineyard designated Syrah’s. We seek out passionate growers with special vineyards.
Our primary goal is to produce balanced, complex and tasty wines that express the terroir and vintage from which they come. Olson Ogden Wines are made with food in mind as we feel that wine is an integral part of a good meal. Our winemaking philosophy has its roots in traditional methods but is tempered by trial and error and creative innovation. Our wines are usually bottled unfined and unfiltered and will likely contain a natural sediment during their evolution. This results in an authentic and honest wine that is rich and complex and a pleasure to drink. View all Olson Ogden Wines
About Central CoastView a map of Central Coast wineries
The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others.
Notable FactsGrape varieties range from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Some Central Coast wine is generic, bulk wine that contributes to the high production numbers of the area. But many winemakers and wineries, particular in some of the smaller AVAs, are small production artisans, creating unique and high-quality wine. The great thing about the Central Coast is its diversity - you're able to find a number of grape varieties and styles at a number of different price points.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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4 ratings, 4 with reviewstenoreprimo - Dallas, TX55/1/2010Enjoyed our first bottle of the '07 PN with grilled fresh halibut, asparagus and grilled corn on the cob. Well balanced with good acid notes and lingering finish. High alcohol was not apparent on even the first sip. Ordered a 1/2 case this AM.Lawrence Jensen - Oakland, CA45/7/2010The listing here by Wine.com is misleading - this isn't a Central Coast wine, it's a North Coast wine. This pinot leans towards the dark fruit side, has typical medium light body and excellent acid balance. The tannins are rather soft, making this one ready to drink. I was impressed with the quality at this price - excellent with roasted chicken.45/14/2010A bargain for the price.Brian C - Eugene, OR45/14/2010A very nice Pinot. Ever purchased a bottle or two of something, opened it, and halfway through your first glass you KNEW you were going to order another case the very next day before it was gone? This is definately one of those [and I did!]
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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