2012 Olema Pinot Noir Sonoma County
About the Wine: The 2012 Olema Pinot Noir, made by Amici Cellars, is 80% Russian River Valley Pinot Noir blended with 20% Pinot Noir grapes sourced from premier vineyards in Sonoma County. Lively and fresh, it features the classic Russian River Valley characteristics of perfumed aromas and bright, focused red fruit flavors framed by delicate tannins.
2012 Vintage: 2012 is widely regarded as one of the best vintages on record for Sonoma winemaking. The ideal year began with a mild spring and no frosts, and continued with a summer and fall that brought warm, even temperatures and no heat waves. Throughout the growing season the vines enjoyed warm days and cool nights, allowing a long, slow ripening that resulted in beautifully balanced wines with fully developed flavors and fresh acidity.
Winemaker Notes: A burst of beautiful berries intertwine with sweet florals in the nose on this wine. Flavors of cherry, cola and raspberry with a hint of sweet vanilla and a silky smooth mouthfeel make this a deliciously drinkable wine.
Appellation: Sonoma County
Barrel Aging: Aged in 25% new French oak barrels, 12 months
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
"Radiant ruby-magenta color; plums, mulberries and cranberries, brier rose; hints of cloves, rhubarb and pomegranate; dense, supple and satiny; ripe and lightly spiced red and blue fruit flavors; a few moments in the glass bring in notes of roses and violets, leather and tobacco; undertones of graphite, earth and mild tannins. Really lovely. Now through 2016. Excellent. About $20, marking Great Value."
"Bigger Than Your Head" wine blog, 3/31/14
Retail Price : $20.00