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2013 Olivet Lane Vineyard Chardonnay
2013 Olivet Lane Vineyard Chardonnay
Russian River Valley
VINEYARD: Pellegrini’s Olivet Lane Vineyard was planted in 1975 to Wente selection. The vineyard sits on 65 acres of sloping benchland in the Santa Rosa Plain, in between the warmer Westside Road region and the cooler Green Valley, where warm summer days are moderated by cool breezes and chilly evening temperatures. The wines from this vineyard simultaneously express power and finesse, and they do so with tremendous balance.
 
TASTING NOTES: This opulent Chardonnay fills the glass with layers of nutmeg, sumac, crushed lemongrass, honeycomb, and dried flowers. White peach, nectarine, and apricotaromas pair seamlessly with subtle elements of butterscotch and crème brûlée. Upon entry, the palate has an intense, creamy texture that is superbly balancedwith brisk minerality and bright natural acidity, leading to an exceptionally complex, persistent finish.
 
Olivet Lane Vineyard
DISTANCE FROM WINERY
11.6 miles
 
SIZE
65 acres (40 acres planted)
 
GROWERS
Pellegrini Family, Owner
Robert Pellegrini, Manager
 
VARIETALS SOURCED HERE
Chardonnay
 
CLONE/ROOTSTOCK INFO
Chardonnay: Wente, planted on AxR rootstock
 
SOILS
Huichica loam
 
SITE DESCRIPTION
Planted in 1975 to 1/3 Pinot Noir and 2/3 Chardonnay. The Olivet Lane Vineyard is situated on 65 acres of sloping bench land in the Russian River Valley, with warm summer days moderated by cool breezes and cool evening temperatures.
 
FRUIT CHARACTER
Chardonnay: Lemon oil, citrus peel, honey, lime and excellent acidity
 
 
 
94 Points
Wine Enthusiast
 
"Almond and anise open what evolves into a concentrated expression of a stellar vineyard site in a great vintage in good winemaking hands. Honey and baked peach initially fool the palate into anticipating that this wine might head into full-blown hedonism, but subtle, layers of lemon, grapefruit and pear keep it crisp, fresh and ultimately complex. Creamy, it retains plenty of acidity for balance." – V.B., February 2016
92 Points
The Wine Advocate
 
"The 2013 Chardonnay Olivet Lane Vineyard has a slightly lighter gold/straw color. Plenty of strong minerality, wet stones, white currants, quince and honeysuckle are present in this full-bodied, complex and Burgundian-style Chardonnay. This is a beauty and still youthful. Drink it over the next decade." – R.P., March 2016
Vineyard(s): Pellegrini's Olivet Lane Vineyard
Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Aging: 8 months in 40% new French oak
Alcohol: 13.8%
pH / T.A.: 3.33 / 6.7 gm/L
Production: 987 Cases
 
VIDEO: Learn about Olivet Lane Vineyard from our grower partner and winemaker.
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SKU: GFVCH131OV
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