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Olabisi Wines 2008 King Vineyard Petite Sirah

Olabisi Wines

2008 Petite Sirah
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Suisun Valley, Solano County, CA


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With each purchase of a case (12 bottles) of Olabisi Wines 2008 Petite Sirah enjoy a private and exclusive winery tour and tasting for 4 people with Ted Osborne, Owner/Winemaker.
Tasting Notes:

Petite Sirah, no relation to Syrah, is known for its dark color and bold, tannic flavors. Commonly used as a blending grape to impart those characteristics, it can be found bottled in California as a single varietal in all of it's brazen glory. Petite Sirah was brought to California in the 1870's and has since gained winemaking popularity in this country, while it has fallen out of favor in the mother country, France. 

Wow! This enormous wine is a bold wine lover's dream. The color is distinctly inky-dark ruby on the edges and almost black at the center. The nose is luring with aromas of blackberry, plum, cedar and spice. On the palate it shows bold upfront flavors of black fruit, boysenberry jam, clove and pepper. It finishes with assertive, lingering chewy tannins. 

Tasting notes by Cellar Angels' Chief Operating Angel, Denise Cody
  • Grapes
    100% Petite Sirah
  • Region
    Suisun Valley AVA, Solano County, CA
  • Production
    255 Cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Enjoyable now, but has the structure to age for at least 5 additional years

Ted Osborne

About the Winemaker:
About the Vineyard:
Additional Winemaker Notes:
  • Wild yeast fermented
  • Petite Sirah from the King Vineyard in Suisun Valley was selected due to its unique terroir and the careful and meticulous farming techniques of the vineyard caretakers. 

…ripe, rich wines that are remarkably elegant and graceful…Ted Osborne shows a deft hand for crafting wines of subtlety and finesse… This is a winery worth checking out.

~James Laube, Wine Spectator


Learn more about the limited, hand crafted wines of Olabisi Wines on our blog site, The Daily Flight.

Food Pairing Suggestions:
Inky, bold and powerful with big tannins, this wine needs some fat to stand up to. Of course, a grilled rib-eye or prime rib roast comes to mind. But leaner cuts work too if a creamy sauce is used as a bridge. Lamb works well because the sweetness is accented by the spicy notes in the wine. Try also with strong, dry cheeses. Pair with Mexican dishes as the fruitiness couples nicely, but watch the heat level. Tannins tend to accentuate the temperature perception.
About the Winery
Olabisi Wines Olabisi Winemaker and Owner Ted Osborne stumbled upon the second love of his life, wine, when his wife took a job in Napa Valley. Ted began working in the vineyards and cellar at Cakebread Cellars when he realized this was his future. Throwing his entire life into the work, he began to apprentice and work harvests in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Learn more