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2015 Olivet Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir

2015 Olivet Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Harvest Date
September 8, 2014
Acid
5.50 g/L
pH
3.59
Bottling Date
February 9, 2016
Alcohol %
14.2
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SKU: 15PNOL2
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Harvest Date
September 8, 2014
Acid
5.50 g/L
pH
3.59
Bottling Date
February 9, 2016
Alcohol %
14.2
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2014 Olivet Lane Estate Pinot Noir displays the exceptional elegance granted by this venerable vineyard. This wine’s aromatic complexity and fruit flavor density belie its structural delicacy. Intricate aromas of dark cherry compote and macerated strawberries are generously spiced with allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Vivid, concentrated flavors lead with black cherry, pomegranate, espresso, and chocolate, trailed by bright and persistent cherry cola and savory bacon. The refined mouthfeel shows splendid silkiness and creamy richness across the palate, precise acidity and superb length. Though delightfully effusive in fruit at present, this Olivet Lane Pinot Noir is a wine that promises to develop additional complexity through another five to eight years of cellaring. This wine will pair lusciously with miso glazed chicken or creamy mushroom risotto.
Awards
Gold Medal - Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Vineyard Notes
The Olivet Lane Vineyard is a heritage site, with the distinction of being among the earliest plantings of Pinot noir in the Russian River Valley. The vineyard was established in 1975 by Robert Pellegrini and his father Vincent, with 20 of the 58 acres planted singularly to the Martini selection of Pinot noir, a clone now considered as an “heirloom” clone. The Olivet Lane Vineyard features an undulating benchland of well-drained, gravelly, clay loam soil. Located just east of the Laguna de Santa Rosa, the vineyard is situated in the heart of Russian River Valley Appellation. The fog that defines our growing region lingers in our low-elevation neighborhood, protecting it under a cool white blanket from evening through the morning. These long, cool nights retain natural acidity in the grapes and support the distinctive bright fruit character of the wines. Unmistakable Olivet Lane Pinot noir characteristics are typified by vivid cherry aromas, inherent delicate mouthfeel and silky texture. The 2014 vintage produced Pinot Noir wines with impressive quality with spectacular balance, great concentration and amazing depth of character. Following the driest year on record coupled with below-average rainfall, the 2014 growing season was influenced by the drought. The dry season conditions accelerated bud break, which occurring two weeks earlier than usual, followed by an early veraison. A nearly perfect summer of consistent and moderate weather encouraged a luxuriously long period of gradual ripening and granted the ability to make precision picking decisions at ideal ripeness. The Olivet Lane Estate Pinot Noir from the classic vintage of 2014 expresses its provenance with vibrant acidity, heightened aromatics and exceptionally deep flavors.
Winemaker Notes
Olivet Lane Pinot Noir is carefully tended by hand from vineyard to bottle using artisanal methods and obsessive attention to detail to preserve the greatness of the fruit and achieve exceptional textural complexity. Harvested in the cool of the early morning fog, Olivet Lane Pinot noir grapes are carried down the lane to the winery, where they undergo the process of hand-selecting and destemming. The berries are tipped gently to small open–top fermenters, where they typically reside for about 14 days. The onset of fermentation is delayed by chilling to allow 5 day period of cold-soak prior to fermentation to allow optimal extraction of color and flavor from the skins. During fermentation, the fermenting must is punched down several times daily to achieve gentle extraction. At the end of fermentation, the wine from each tank is maintained as a discrete lot, drained directly to barrels by gravity. Barrel aging takes place over 16 months, with a single racking of each individual barrel off primary lees in the spring. Our wine is handled minimally without pumping to preserve the delicacy and complexity of its texture.