Winery of the Month

February 2021

The Olema and Amici winemaking philosophy breaks down into two parts: first, discovering vineyard sources that grow great fruit at a great price. In some cases, it’s an existing and well known region like Alexander Valley, which grows outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon, and about finding sites that fly under the radar within acclaimed AVAs like Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley. Whereby Amici calls Napa Valley home, Olema is nestled in Sonoma county. One thing they have in common is the wine making team of Tony Biagi and Jesse Fox, both long time pros and very well respected in the wine-making community. And they share a common philosophy – “It’s all about going to uncharted territory,” says winemaker Jesse Fox. “The quality of grape-growing in California continues to rise, and there’s fantastic fruit in not-yet-discovered and exceptional vineyard locations”. Together they bring decades of relationships with outstanding growers that, combined with their craftsmanship, result in elegant, balanced, expressive wines made to be enjoyed among friends. We’ll toast to that! Enjoy.

Chardonnay

Amici Sauvignon Blanc Napa County 2019

Regular $19.99 – Special $17.99

Powerful aromas of orange blossom, white peach and jasmine meet with vanilla and wet stone. The medium-bodied palate is driven by lemon oil, citrus and white pineapple. A classic representation of Napa Sauvignon Blanc, this white is complex, finding the balance between fruit-driven richness and bright, balanced freshness.

Maggio Pinot Noir

Olema Chardonnay Sonoma County 2019

Regular $14.99 – Special $12.99

The ideal balance between freshness and weight. Aromas of lime custard, white peach and roasted grains carry into the palate laden with pear, pineapple and hints of baking spice. The medium-bodied wine has a lovely creaminess balanced by bright acidity and a strong fruit core, with a finish leaning more toward lemon zest, lime juice and a long, mouthwatering finish.

Merlot

Amici Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2017

Regular $19.99 – Special $14.99

This is a classic Chardonnay with aromatic complexity and a fine balance of richness and delicate acidity. Enticing stone fruit, lemon zest and roasted grain aromas lead to a delicious stone fruit-driven palate and a long, mineral finish. It is fresh and lively with a long finish driven by elegance and length.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Olema Pinot Noir Sonoma County 2019

Regular $19.99 – Special $16.99

A quintessential Pinot Noir, this tasty beauty is true to its varietal character with ripe cherry, raspberry and rose petal notes accompanied by bountiful spice characters through the nose. The fruit aromas carry into the velvety mouthfeel with hints of cinnamon and vanilla. A medium-bodied wine with lively, bright flavors, soft tannins, and a silky-smooth finish.

Sauvignon Reserve Paso

Olema Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2018

Regular $29.99 – Special $24.99

This Cabernet Sauvignon is powerful, full-bodied with great structure and plush, chocolatey tannins. The wine opens with lovely aromas of blackberry, licorice and toasted spice. On the palate, the dense and juicy mouthfeel features blackberry compote and rhubarb pie notes that carry through a strong finish lingering of oak spice. A final blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petite Verdot.

Sauvignon Reserve Paso

Amici Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2018

Regular $49.99 – Special $39.99

The Amici Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is a dense, rich and beautifully textured wine. Powerful aromas of cocoa, raspberry and blackberry pie are accented by hints of sage and crème de cassis. On the palate, flavors of black cherry, blackberry and dark chocolate carry the full-bodied palate through a long, mouthwatering finish laced with cedar box and black peppercorns.