From the Winery: "THE PELLEGRINI FAMILY has been associated with every tier of the wine business since the early part of the 20th Century — as wine producers, grape sellers, importers, and wholesale distributors. In 1915, Nello Pellegrini immigrated from Italy, eventually landing in the Santa Rosa Plains, a sister city to his home town of Lucca, Tuscany. In 1925, the first Pellegrini wine was made from Sonoma County grapes in a gravity run winery in San Francisco.
Upon the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, they were issued Winegrower License No.4.In 1972, Vincent & Aida Pellegrini purchased a 70-acre plum and apple orchard on West Olivet Road in the Santa Rosa Plains. The first vines Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were planted in 1975, using heirloom Martini and Wente Clones respectively, establishing Olivet Lane Vineyard as one of the first Pinot Noir pioneers in Russian River Valley.
Our 2018 Alexander Valley Zinfandel has a nose laden with lilacs and wild flowers, complemented by deep brambly black cherry cobbler. On the tongue, blackberry and cranberry provide counterpoint to surprisingly broad tannins for a Zinfandel. Nutmeg, allspice, and a touch of fennel linger on the finish."