2018 Olivet Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir
2018 Olivet Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir
Estate Grown & Bottled
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Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Olivet Lane Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 24 & 28, 2018
5.73 g/L
21 months in French Oak, 30% New
Bottling Date
July 29, 2020
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Another classic Olivet Lane Pinot Noir vintage, the 2018 gracefully integrates aromas of red cherry, black plum, pomegranate are prominent, harmonized by cola, cinnamon and wet forest floor. In the mouth, the sweetness of black cherry and grilled tomato are complimented by tarragon, basil, and a long finish of browned butter and baking spices.
Vineyard Notes
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. 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.
Winemaker Notes
2018 proved to be a challenging vintage, but rewarding flavors awaited those who were patient. A cool late summer and fall delayed ripening, allowing for deep expressions of fruit to be found at low alcohol percentages. Bottling for this lot was delayed due to Covid 19, therefore adding an additional 4 months to its age time, which further developed barrel-driven characteristics and lengthened the finish of this Pinot Noir.
Food Pairing Notes
Beouf Bourguignon, crispy herbed smashed potatoes