2007 Suisun Valley Petite Sirah
Petite Sirah •King Vineyard
California: Suisun Vallley
Thank you, Ted Osborne! We loved Ted’s fantastic 2006 Petite, but today’s 2007 King Vineyard Petite Sirah is simply remarkable.
Aromas and flavors, while bold and big, are also very balanced and elegant. This wine does not slap you around like examples that come from rival regions.
Spin this wine vigorously in your glass or decant for best results. After about 20 minutes of decanting, the wine really opens up, revealing greater dimension, fuller flavors and even more character. Where the wine is slightly tight on opening, decanting brings forth a more fully rounded - and even more delicious - experience.
We paired ours with a perfect, seared, rare New York strip steak rubbed with Himalayan pink salt, cracked pepper, and garlic. The combination was perfection! Be sure to stock up on this ready to drink, age worthy Petite Sirah.
Dark burgundy, with a very dark heart. The wine is clear, not opaque, but you really need to strain your eyes to see through it. At the glass wall, a thick ring of beautiful magenta encircles the wine. After a swirl, tall, skinny, colored tears move very slowly down the glass.
Very aromatic, with bold fruit, spice and earthen scents leaping from the glass. Rich, ripe blackberry, blueberry and dark cherry are way out in front. Just behind these, dark chocolate, brown spice, dried leaves, leather and green tobacco leaf provide the perfect balance to all of the up-front fruit.
Bold and dark with ripe blackberry, seared plum, darkest blueberry, currant and black cherry. As the wine opens up, additional flavors emerge, including cocoa powder, soft spice, chalky minerals and hints of star anise, black pepper and dried violets.
Extremely long, drying and packed with dark fruit flavors, that gradually yield to spice, minerals, dried dark flowers and black pepper at the tail end.
We paired ours with a perfect, seared, rare New York strip steak rubbed with Himalayan pink salt, cracked pepper and garlic. The combination was perfection!
What the Winery Says
A captivating bouquet of fresh dark fruits with brooding dark undertones of cocoa, tobacco, and Herbes de Provence. The palate delivers on the promise with luscious ripe blackberry, blueberry, and pomegranate over Cabernet-like tannins that coat the mouth and weave into the long, delectable finish. Great to drink now through 2027.
- Ted Osborne
- Suisun Valley, California
- 17 months in French oak, 50% new
About the Winery
FOR US, OLABISI MEANS limited production, handcrafted wines from one-of-a-kind vineyard sources tended by uncommonly talented farmers. With a miniscule production of under 1,000 cases per year, we’re able to pay attention to each of our wines as individual expressions of the truly incredible vineyards from which they’re sourced.
My wife Kim and I started making wines under the Olabisi label back in 2002. At the time, I was associate winemaker for Storybook Mountain in Napa Valley. Over the previous seven years I had been practicing my chops at various wineries in Napa, Australia, South Africa, and Bordeaux. But with Olabisi, I could now make the wines I wanted to make. We could be as creative and unorthodox as we saw fit, all in the pursuit of turning beautiful fruit into beautiful wine. And it was fun. It still is.