91 points

James Suckling

2020 Olema Chardonnay

Chardonnay bottle
750ml
$15

Chardonnay

The 2020 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.

Vintage Notes

The 2020 vintage will always be an unforgettable year, one we’ll remember for the resilience, optimism and unfailing teamwork shown by our growers and winemakers. 2020 began with a warm, dry winter, a mild spring and a warm summer, and those beautiful conditions shine through in our 2020 Chardonnays. The clusters were able to ripen fully in the late-summer sun, with cool evenings preserving acidity until the fruit was picked in late August, prior to the wildfires that prevented us from making any red wines in 2020. The scarcity of this vintage makes it even more special, and we’re thrilled with the quality of the fruit and the resulting wine.

Winemaking Notes

Aromatics start off with notes of fresh apricot, lemon curd, jasmine, and apple slices, with notes of cardamom. The light- to medium-bodied palate is filled with juicy white pineapple and vanilla cream. The 2020 Olema Chardonnay has a linear focus and finishes with strong citrus notes and minerality.

Vintage
2020
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sonoma County
Blend
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol
13.8%

Olema Chardonnay Ratings

91

James Suckling

2020 Olema Chardonnay

92

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92

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