2021 Olivet Lane

Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
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About this Wine

The foundation of this wine is the coveted Martini selection, a heritage clone that has played a key role in some of California’s greatest Pinot Noirs. A delicate wine in color and fragrance, it displays a medium-density magenta color and enticing aromas of red rose petals and fresh raspberries and cream.

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Tasting Notes

A delicate wine in color and fragrance, it displays a medium-density magenta color and enticing aromas of red rose petals and fresh raspberries and cream. On the palate, it is soft and elegant, with layers of pure fruit creating a wonderful sense of balance and an extremely long, supple finish.

Winemaking

The fruit was gently destemmed into small open-top fermenters using state-of-the-art equipment and procedures to avoid any pumping of the must. Inoculation with select yeast strains followed a three-day cold soak, and the caps were managed with a combination of pump-overs and punch-downs. After 10 months of aging exclusively French oak barrels, of which 33% were new, and 33% once-used, we bottled on August, 2nd, 2022.

Vintage

The 2021 vintage delivered a moderate and consistent growing season for most of Sonoma County, leading to a smooth, easily manageable harvest. While the continuation of drought conditions led to slightly reduced yields, the overall quality and concentration of the grapes was exceptional. We hand-harvested the grapes exactly when we wanted to in the cool evening hours of September 22nd, 2021.

Vineyard

Planted by the Pellegrini family in 1975, today, Olivet Lane is managed by the fourth generation of the family to be involved in winegrowing. The vineyard, which is named for the mature olive trees at the property entrance, is located in the Santa Rosa Plain neighborhood of the Russian River Valley, on an undulating benchland of well-drained, gravelly, clay loam soil. The foundation of this wine is the coveted Martini selection, a heritage clone that has played a key role in some of California’s greatest Pinot Noirs.

Technical Notes
  • composition:

    100% Pinot Noir

  • alcohol: 13.2%
  • cases made:

    147 Cases

  • bottling date: 08/02/2022
  • aging:

    Aged 10 months in French oak, 33% once-used, and 33% were new

  • fermentation:

    Gently desteemed into open-top fermenters; three day cold soak; cap management included pump-overs & punch-downs

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