Happy #WineWednesday! Today I opened up a fabulous harvest gift package that featured Olema wines 2017 Pinot Noir.
Olema, which means Coyote in Miwok, honors Sonoma County and the coast Miwok Native Americans who inhabited the area. The vision behind every Olema wine is to capture a sense of place in a bottle, all while trying to bring wine at an everyday-drinking price.
The Olema winemaking philosophy comes down to discovering vineyard sources that grow great fruit at a great price. Diving into uncharted territory, like up-and-coming regions like Alexander Valley, and finding sites that fly under the radar within acclaimed AVAs like Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley. Another key to Olema’s wines is blending. They aim to create balance, a wine that isn’t too skewed in any direction.
Made by Amici Cellars, this Pinot Noir is a blend of their best grapes from Sonoma County. The wine was medium ruby in color. Legs initially didn’t stick, but then formed. The nose was fragrant of sweet cherry and spice, which I also tasted. It was light on the mouth, smooth, with a fruit forward tailed. You can get it at Total Wine for $16.99 or check out their wine club. I was inspired by the harvest package goodies and paired it with some pizza. Cheers!