Growing Conditions

The 2019 growing season began with abundant amounts of rainfall, causing the soils to retain moisture throughout the growing season. The long, warm summer saw very few heat events, with some strong foggy mornings setting the stage for vibrant and expressive balance in fruit development. The relatively mild finish to the white season helped to preserve freshness, strong acidity and created an opportunity for more maturity. Harvest began about two weeks later than in ’18 and lasted for around 10 days, creating great balance in our finished blend, with some vineyards showing strong complexity and freshness while others added richness in the palate.

Winemaking

The 2019 Olema Pinot Noir, made by Amici Cellars, is a smooth and aromatic Pinot Noir showcasing the best of Sonoma County winemaking from an excellent vintage. A blend of Pinot Noir grapes from premier vineyards in the widely acclaimed Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast appellations, the wine features classic Pinot Noir characteristics of perfumed aromas and bright, focused red fruit flavors, framed by delicate tannins. The 2019 Olema Pinot Noir has aromas of garnet ruby, red cherry, and plum hibiscus with fresh cranberry, raspberry, and rose petals on the nose. The wine has bright acidity and silky tannins with pomegranate, wild black raspberry flavors on the palate, and hints of black pepper on the finish.

Aging

50% oak fermented; aged 10 months