92 points

James Suckling

2018 Olema Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir bottle

Pinot Noir

The 2018 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

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.

Winemaking Notes

The 2018 Olema Pinot Noir is a wine of beautifully complex aromatics. Ripe cherry, raspberries and rose petal notes give way to earthy flavors of mushroom, forest floor and hints of vanilla. A medium-bodied wine with lively, bright flavors, soft tannins, and a silky-smooth finish.

Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast, Petaluma Gap, Carneros, Russian River Valley
97% Pinot Noir, 3% Petite Sirah

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