Olson Ogden Wines 2008 Stagecoach Vineyard, Napa Valley Syrah

  • Year: 2008
  • Winery: Olson Ogden Wines
  • Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz
  • Region: Napa Valley
  • Retail Price: $58.00
  • Sale Price: $32.00

91 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (Mar. 2011): “ Its nose is marked by mid-volume scents of Syrah spice, well-ripened but not over-concentrated blackberry notes and touches of creamy, oaky seasonings. It is a big but not brawny wine on the palate where its fruit again comes with varietal and oaky infusions, and its tannins, while evident, are well-integrated and look to hold the wine in good stead for years.”

90 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar (May/June 2011): “…highly expressive, displaying scents and flavors of black and blue fruits and violet, with notes of vanilla and mocha…Packs a serious punch and would be a great companion to grilled beef or lamb.”

Just 148 cases made. Drink now or hold 10-15 years.

This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.