92

James Suckling

2016 Olema Pinot Noir

750ml
$20

Pinot Noir

The 2016 Olema Pinot Noir, made by Amici Cellars, is a smooth and aromatic Pinot Noir showcasing the best of Sonoma County winemaking from an excellent vintage. A blend of Pinot Noir grapes from premier vineyards in the widely acclaimed Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast appellations, the wine features classic Pinot Noir characteristics of perfumed aromas and bright, focused red fruit flavors, framed by delicate tannins.

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 wine opens with aromas of rich cherry, wild strawberry, and lingonberry fruits complemented by notes of baking spice and a subtle hint of mushroom. The palate is full of youthful vigor, with ripe red and black fruits and a sumptuous texture through its long finish.

Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sonoma County (55% Russian River Valley, 40% Sonoma Coast, 5% Sonoma County)
Blend
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol
14.2%

Olema Pinot Noir Ratings

92

James Suckling

2016 Olema Pinot Noir

90

Jeb Dunnuck

2016 Olema Pinot Noir

"Refreshing"

Maker's Table

2016 Olema Pinot Noir


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