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The 2018 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.
2018 was truly a winemakers’ vintage, and the quality of the resulting wines presents itself in bottle. Generous rainfall in February led to a late budbreak and extended flowering period. Beautiful and mild weather throughout spring and summer made for a healthy crop load. With no major heat spikes or weather events in the fall, winemakers were able to patiently wait to pick at optimal fruit ripeness.
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