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2019 Olema Chardonnay
The 2019 Olema Chardonnay, made by Amici Cellars, is a blend produced from premier vineyards in Sonoma County. A portion of the blend was aged in barrels for a rich, creamy texture with the remainder fermented in stainless steel which preserves the bright, vibrant fruit and crispness.
The 2019 growing season began with abundant amounts of rainfall, causing the soils to retain moisture throughout the growing season. The long, warm summer saw very few heat events, with some strong foggy mornings setting the stage for vibrant and expressive balance in fruit development. The relatively mild finish to the white season helped to preserve freshness, strong acidity and created an opportunity for more maturity. Harvest began about two weeks later than in ’18 and lasted for around 10 days, creating great balance in our finished blend, with some vineyards showing strong complexity and freshness while others added richness in the palate.
Aromas feature lemon oil and lime custard laced with roasted hazelnut and a touch of brown spice. The palate is rich and creamy with notes of Golden Delicious apple and ripe pear balanced by bright acidity and a long, zesty finish.
- Sonoma County
- 100% Chardonnay