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2014 Olivet Lane Vineyard Chardonnay
2014 Olivet Lane Vineyard Chardonnay
Russian River Valley
VINEYARD: Pellegrini’s Olivet Lane Vineyard was planted in 1975 to Wente selection on AXR rootstock. 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 combination of low temperatures, regular fog intrusion and well- drained loam, clay soils create an excellent environment for growing Chardonnay that develop cool-climate characteristics and impeccable acid at fairly low sugars. The wines from this vineyard simultaneously express power and nesse, and they do so with tremendous balance. 
 
TASTING NOTES: This Olivet Lane Vineyard selection expresses very pure, vibrant aromas of tangerine zest, acacia blossom and green Anjou pear that are characteristic of the wine’s origin. The crisp, mineral-driven entry slowly unfolds to reveal incredible volume and breadth to its supple, penetrating, mouth coating fruit pro le. Hints of grilled Meyer lemon, poached feijoas, dried herbs and white pepper coat the palate, while the penetrating acidity, ample minerality and layers of dry extract provide precision, depth and a lengthy, tactile experience. The natural acidity, mineral content and phenolic structure make this an age worthy wine that will continue to unveil its character over many years. 
 
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
 
"“From the Pellegrini Olivet Lane Vineyard on Olivet Road, this wine is impressive and memorable, a true star of winemaking and region. Beautiful in color, it begins with a touch of reductive oak and butter, with a squeeze of lemon foreshadowing things to come. Big-boned, it shines in pear, tangerine and a tangle of tangy acidity." – February 2016
92 Points
Wine & Spirits
 
“The Pellegrini family planted more than 20 acres of chardonnay, an old Wente selection, at Olivet Lane in 1975. The vines grow on a bench above the Santa Rosa Plain, near the geographical center of the Russian River Valley; in 2014, the region’s warm days and cool evening breezes ripened the fruit to a rich and appetizing balance. This has the concentration and depth of the best old-vine Sonoma chardonnays: a sleek, succulent lemon-curd flavor that meets earthen spice at the edges, lasting on invigorating peach-pit and honeycomb scents and mouthwatering acidity. Age it for another two or three years to let the oak and fruit merge." – February 2017
Vineyard(s): Pellegrini's Olivet Lane Vineyard
Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Aging: 8 months in 40% new French oak
Alcohol: 13.3%
pH / T.A.: 3.33 / 7.1 gm/L
Production: 926 Cases
 
VIDEO: Learn about Olivet Lane Vineyard from our grower partner and winemaker.
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SKU: GFVCH141OV
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