The 2022 Olivet Lane Nouveau of Pinot Noir oozes aromas of cherry and strawberry, punctuated by cremini mushroom, brambles, allspice, and fennel. Great acid highlights the front of the pallet, revealing raspberry, plum, dried mandarin peel, and coriander.
The Olivet Lane Vineyard, named for the mature olive trees lining the entrance, has been faithfully tended by the Pellegrini family for over 40 years. This prime Russian River Valley property is now expertly managed by 4th generation, Alexia Pellegrini. Originally an apple and plum orchard, the 70-acre property on West Olivet Road in Santa Rosa was purchased by the Pellegrini family in 1973. This prime Russian River Valley property was converted to a vineyard in 1975 with the planting of Pinot noir and Chardonnay.
The Olivet Lane Vineyard is situated in the heart of the Russian River Valley’s low-lying Laguna de Santa Rosa Plain region, distinguished by the maritime fog influence sweeping up from the Pacific through the Petaluma Gap to the South. The cool climate extends the growing season, creating the opportunity for the grapes to ripen slowly and reach their full flavor potential while retaining their natural acidity, producing wines that are elegant and age-worthy.
Grapes for this wine we have specifically chosen from areas of our Olivet Lane Estate with the perfect balance of grape and stem maturation. They were taken direct from the vineyard into a 5 Ton fermenter, layering in dry ice between each bin. The only treatment the tank received was a bag of dry ice hung above it three times a day to promote an anaerobic environment, and one pump-over over the life of the tank time. After 18 days of carbonic maceration, the grapes were pressed into tank, where the remainder of fermentation finished natively.
Food Pairing Notes
Mushroom ragu, herbs de Provence roasted potatoes