Olabisi Wines just sent out their Spring Wine Club details and I wanted to share them with you immediately for two reasons: 1) Ted Osborne has created a magnificent wine he’s calling the Black Pearl. I had the luxury of tasting this wine straight from the barrel in January and I was blown away (check out Ted in the barrel room below!). You need this in your mouth now! 2) Ted and his amazing wines are coming directly to YOU via the Eat+Drink Supper Club on May 31st. Sign up for this dinner immediately!
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Joy3: 3 Bottles of each Wine / 6 Bottles per Shipment
Joy6: 6 Bottles of each Wine / 12 Bottles per Shipment
Joy Infinity: One Case of each Wine / Two Cases per Shipment
OLABISI Cabernet Sauvignon “Black Pearl Vineyard” 2010 ($90)
Wine Notes: Undisclosed hillside vineyard. Bright and dark black-red in color, this wine truly shines in the glass. Smell and taste black and red cherries, cassis, blueberry pie and a hint of mocha spice. There’s just enough luxurious French oak to frame all of the perfectly ripe and gorgeous fruit. Moderate tannin structure is evident on the soaring 60+ second finish that begs for sip after sip of this texturally sublime wine. Simply put, this is seamless, quintessential Napa Valley luxury Cabernet.Drink now through 2035.Only 96 cases.
OLABISI Proprietary Red Napa Valley 2011 ($38)
Wine Notes: The blend of this wine is top secret (Ted won’t even tell me what’s in it), but after tasting it a few times, I place it stylistically somewhere between a Pinot Noir and a Zinfandel. Drink it with roasted chicken, drink it with BBQ ribs, drink it for Tuesday dinner and drink it for Sunday brunch. Your table will be happy no matter what. Only 74 cases.