2019 Amici Olema Sonoma County Chardonnay Reserve


Jeb Dunnuck

“slightly more complex style”

Winemaking Notes

The 2019 Olema Chardonnay Reserve is a blend produced from premier vineyards in Sonoma County. A portion of the blend was aged in barrels for a rich, creamy texture with the remainder fermented in stainless steel which preserves the bright, vibrant fruit and crispness.

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.

The 2019 Olema Chardonnay Reserve opens with lovely aromas of white flowers, jasmine vanilla, yellow peach and white apricot. On the palate, it has a round, smooth mouthfeel with notes of brioche, lemon curd and custard with a chewy, juicy finish.

Chardonnay Reserve
Sonoma County
100% Chardonnay



Jeb Dunnuck

“The 2019 Chardonnay Reserve offers a richer, slightly more complex style, displaying attractive orchard fruits, toasted bread, spice, and a touch of toasted almonds on the nose. It’s medium-bodied, nicely balanced, and another well-made wine in the lineup.”



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