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Olivet Lane Vineyard – Chardonnay

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  • 2018 (750ml) - 8 79039 00317 3
  • 2015 (750ml) - 8 79039 00317 3
Origins USA - CA > Sonoma County > Russian River Valley
Appellation Russian River Valley
Varietal Chardonnay
Cepage 100% Chardonnay
Winemaking Hand-harvested and sorted, fermentation in barrel with battonage.
Aging 14mo in barrels, 30% new
Markets Texas

The Character

Tasting Notes Forty years after planting, the 2015 Olivet Lane Estate Vineyard Chardonnay continues to live up to its history of textural and structural grandeur. Harmonized perfumes of Fuji apple and charred pineapple are accompanied by accents of toffee and cinnamon. Tones of Meyer lemon curd, allspice, pear and papaya fill the mouth, with a finish full of butterscotch and light hints of cedar. The bright acid and creamy rich texture balance beautifully.

The Story

The Olivet Lane Vineyard, named for the mature olive trees lining the entrance, has been faithfully tended by Robert Pellegrini for over 40 years. Originally an apple and plum orchard, the 70-acre property on West Olivet Road in Santa Rosa was purchased by the Pellegrini family in 1973. This prime Russian River Valley property was converted to vineyard in 1975 with the planting of Pinot noir and Chardonnay. Approximately two-thirds of the vineyard’s 58 planted acres are dedicated to the Wente selection of Chardonnay. The Olivet Lane Vineyard is situated in the heart of the Russian River Valley’s low-lying Laguna de Santa Rosa Plain region, distinguished by the maritime fog influence sweeping up from the Pacific through the Petaluma Gap to the South. The cool climate extends the growing season, creating the opportunity for the grapes to ripen slowly and reach their full flavor potential while retaining their natural acidity, producing wines that are elegant and age-worthy.

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