2008 Suisun Valley Petite Sirah
Petite Sirah •King Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Suisun Vallley
Wine, like life, is a journey...
Today’s Olabisi Wines 2008 Suisun Valley Petite Sirah is a major follow up to the best-selling 2007 that we featured in 2012. This wine is bold and very flavorful but it holds it all together in a package that really all about balance.
Fruit, earth and spice are all very well-integrated, and just the right amount of acidity and tannin work in harmony to give the wine extraordinary balance. Especially for a Petite Sirah.
This wine is ready to drink on opening, but we encourage you to either decant or swirl for a few minutes - and witness how it softens and opens up along the way. Enjoy with our most hearty recommendation.
Dark burgundy at its heart, this wine is clear, but you need to strain to see through it. At the edge, a beautiful ring of magenta encircles the wine.
Incredibly bold and aromatic, with fruit, earth, and spice notes jumping from the glass. Fresh ripened blackberry and cherry are at the forefront, quickly followed by fresh leaves, licorice, dark chocolate, vanilla bean, caramel and lavender.
An absolutely delicious wine, with the notes of black cherry, caramel, and vanilla bean carrying over from the nose. Added to these are flavors of plum, fresh fallen leaves, and sweet tobacco, with additional hints of star anise, black pepper, and dried violets.
Extremely long and satisfying, packed with plenty of dark fruit through the well structured finish. At the very end, hints of dried dark flowers and black pepper linger on the tongue.
We paired ours with beef short ribs, slow braised in an Asian-inspired lemon soy sauce. This wine also goes exceptionally well with dark chocolate.
What the Winery Says
- Ted Osborne
- Suisun Valley, California
- 17 months in French oak, 50% new