2014 Olema Sonoma County Chardonnay
This is really refined and fresh with sliced apple and lemon aromas. Hints of stone too. Medium to full body, an almost salty undertone. Medium finish. Bright and tangy. Gorgeous limey undertone.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
#1 in "Best of 2016: Robert Parker, Top 3 Greatest Value Wines of the Year"...The 2014 Chardonnay Olema at $15.00 from Sonoma is a heck of a bottle of wine, with honeysuckle, lemon blossom and a touch of white peach all present in this wine that offers clean, pure fruit, medium body and a distant hint of wood. This is a terrific value and sleeper selection. Drink it over the next year. (RP)
Olema is a brand that if you shop regularly with us here at K&L you probably already know. The baby sibling to the Amici label, Olema has impressed us just as much as Amici has over the last 10+ vintages. Now a completely separate entity, however owned and operated by the same teams, Olema has continuously raised the bar on making affordable Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from throughout Sonoma County. All 3 wines are $20 or under and are some of the best you can find at that price point. The 2014 Chardonnay takes advantage of the plentiful and ripe 2014 vintage and, we think, is the best vintage of the wine to date. Do not miss this exceptional value that Robert Parker himself rated the #1 wine in his "Top 3 Greatest Value Wines of the Year" in December 2016. (Bryan Brick, K&L)