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2015 Olivet Lane Vineyard Chardonnay
2015 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 welldrained 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 finesse, and they do so with tremendous balance.
 
TASTING NOTES: This Olivet Lane Vineyard Chardonnay is a pure expression of penetrating acidity moderated by layers of rich, velvety baking spices with crisp apple and citrus notes throughout. The bouquet unravels decadent aromas of shortbread, French vanilla beans and apricot Tarte Tatin, with hints of vibrant lemon zest. The warm and spicy nose paves the way for a more lean and mineral driven palate with exuberant citrus and lemon merengue pie. It slowly opens up to underlying tones of white tea, fresh kumquats and lemongrass. The complex nature of this wine keeps drinkers on their toes, while the impeccable structure is perfect for cellaring for many years to come.
 
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
 
 
 
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Vineyard(s): Olivet Lane Vineyard
Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Aging: 9 months in 35% new French Oak
Alcohol: 13.6%
pH / T.A.: 3.12 / 8.1gm/L
Production: 868 cases
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/ 750ML
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