The history of the Pellegrini family in the California wine industry goes back to before prohibition. Today, that heritage and history is fostered by Fred Reno, President of Olivet Lane Estate and Pellegrini Wine Co. We sat down to talk with Fred about the heritage of the company and its special vineyard in Russian River Valley, Olivet Lane.
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Fred Reno, President Olivet Lane Estate and Pellegrini Wine Co.
2014, Pellegrini “Unoaked” Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
Medium yellow to clear rim. Nose of cream fraiche, dried apple and white flower. Medium full body with a round medium acidity. Flavors of red apple are followed by lime leaf, chalky minerality and a long finish.
2014 Pellegrini Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Pretty light ruby color to a pinkish rim. Nose of fresh cherry and strawberry followed by violets and earth. This light bodies=d wine has delicate tannins that let the delicate under-ripe berry and earth flavors play harmoniously with earthiness and acidity.
2014 Olivet Lane Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
Star bright light golden color. Delicate, elegant nose of apple, chalk and lemon peel. This full bodied wine has mellow acidity, with flavors of apple, and a touch of citrus on the finish that highlights wonderful acid which is integrated with perfume and minerality. Super long and luxurious finish.
2014 Olivet Lane Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Bright ruby color. Aromas of violet, cherry, leather, funky earth and mushroom and cocoa. Lush velvety texture. Flavors of bright over-ripe cherry, tobacco, earth, cocoa, with a spicy exciting finish that is long elegant and integrated. Drinking nice now but 3-5 years of aging will pay off.