Tremendous Pinot Noir fruit from the flawless and ideal 2013 growing season realizes this delightful 3rd vintage of Olet’te Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Grapes were harvested from the English Hill Vineyard and were gently extracted during fermentation on native yeast. The wine was then aged for seven months in 30% new French oak before bottling.
Tasting Notes Bright ruby color, this wine offers intense floral and raspberry aromas. In the mouth, the wine has a good intensity with darker earth flavors and bright raspberry fruit. Fine tannins add structure and balance to a long finish.
English Hill Vineyard English Hill Vineyard grows on a hilltop in Southern Sonoma Coast AVA. The narrow-spaced vineyard is a mosaic of nine Pinot noir plots, one Chardonnay and one Syrah. Overlooking Tomales and the Marin Coast Range, weather is turbulent and exposed at this site. On summer mornings Pacific fog engulfs the vineyard, covering the foliage with vital ocean mist. Afternoon winds dry the canopy and deposit flecks of soil in folds of the leaves. Late August heat draws moisture from the ground, forming cracks in the sandy-clay loam. Each wine from this vineyard carries a clear mark of its far coast origin.