2009 Olson Ogden Pinot Noir Manchester Ridge
"More new world than old world in style, this is a California pinot lover's delight from a very special vineyard in Mendocino. Fruit forward in character with notes of red cherry and raspberry with a touch of spice and earth to compliment. The wine is medium bodied on the palate with a velvety texture ready to enjoy upon release. But the components are there to cellar this wine to enjoy seven to 10 years from release." - Tim Olson, Winemaker
"The Manchester Ridge Vineyard is one of the rising stars in Mendocino. Located just 3 miles from the Pacific Ocean in the Mendocino Ridge AVA 2000 feet above Anderson Valley, it enjoys sunshine while vineyards below are often under fog or clouds. Ocean breezes moderate temperatures, providing plenty of warmth during the day while the nighttime temperatures cool down to retain natural acidity. This vineyard is farmed sustainably and yields are low, in the 2.0 to 2.5 TPA range. The fruit coming from this vineyard gives red fruits and wonderful aromatics." - 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 style is rooted in traditional methods but is balanced 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." - Winery