2019 Olema Chardonnay
The Olema Chardonnay, made by Amici Cellars, is a blend of premier vineyards in Sonoma County. A portion of the blend was aged in barrels for 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.
The 2019 Olema Chardonnay finds the ideal balance between freshness and weight. Aromas of lime custard, white peach and roasted grains carry into the palate laden with pear, pineapple and hints of baking spice. The medium-bodied wine has a lovely creaminess balanced by bright acidity and a strong fruit core, with a finish leaning more toward lemon zest, lime juice and a long, mouthwatering finish.
- Sonoma County
- 100% Chardonnay