91 Points

James Suckling

2016 Olema Chardonnay



The 2016 Olema Chardonnay, made by Amici Cellars, is a blend produced from premier vineyards in Sonoma County, with 90% of the grapes coming from Russian River and 10% from Sonoma Coast appellations. 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

2016 was another in a string of excellent vintages for Sonoma winemaking. Generous winter rains brought much-needed rainfall to saturate the root zones and replenish reservoirs. Moderate temperatures and bright sunshine enabled the vines to thrive throughout the spring and summer, creating a balanced, optimal growing pace. Warm days and cool nights during harvest season allowed ripening to progress at an even pace, resulting in wines that display complex fruit flavors and balanced acidity.

Winemaking Notes

This opulent but well-balanced chardonnay opens with aromas of ripe pear, quince, warm toast and vanilla bean. On the palate, ripe apple and notes of pie spice are highlighted by fresh citrus, the melody of complex flavors lingering long on the finish.

Sonoma County
100% Chardonnay

Olema Chardonnay Ratings


James Suckling

2016 Olema Chardonnay

"Appealing purity"

The Wine Advocate

2016 Olema Chardonnay

"Lovely vitality and poise"

Bigger Than Your Head, Wine Blog

2016 Olema Chardonnay

Our Wines