Wine Enthusiast 95 This wine opens with a tropical lushness on the nose before settling onto a tangy palate of citrus and star fruit. It shows balance and grace, with tones of stone and brine.
JD91+ The 2015 Olivet Lane has “slightly more depth and richness than the Russian River Selection as well as higher acidity. Stone fruits, white peach, crushed rocks and buttered citrus notes all flow to a racy, tight vibrant Chardonnay that has good fruit and depth on the palate.
Winemaker Notes: This Olivet Lane Vineyard Chardonnay is a pure expression of penetrating acidity moderated by layers of rich, velvety baking spices with crisp apple and citrus notes throughout. The bouquet unravels decadent aromas of shortbread, French vanilla beans and apricot Tarte Tatin, with hints of vibrant lemon zest. The warm and spicy nose paves the way for a more lean and mineral driven palate with exuberant citrus and lemon merengue pie. It slowly opens up to underlying tones of white tea, fresh kumquats and lemongrass. The complex nature of this wine keeps drinkers on their toes, while the impeccable structure is perfect for cellaring for many years to come.