2016 Ferrari-Carano Meyer Lemon Olive Oil
Sonoma County, Alexander Valley
Ferrari-Carano’s Meyer Lemon Olive Oil may be used in endless ways in the kitchen – use in dressings, marinades or when sautéing, perfect for pasta, chicken, fish, salads and desserts. Drizzle over fresh asparagus or green beans. Use in lemon cookies. Or try it in one of Rhonda Carano’s favorite recipes.
The 2016 Meyer Lemon Olive Oil is a beautifully-fresh oil with pure lemon aromas and flavors. Locally-sourced Meyer Lemons and ripe olives from one of our Alexander Valley Mountain ranches combine to create the perfect canvas for the lemon and fruit to shine.
The 2016 growing season was an ideal season for our olive trees. We had close to normal rainfall over the winter, and abundant soil moisture and beautiful bloom time weather led to a great fruit set. The summer was warm, but not too hot and our trees had very little stress during their ripening in the fall. Early rains kept frost risks at bay, but did not impact the overall quality of the 2016 harvest.
We hand harvested olives on November 30 from our trees at our Alexander Valley orchard. The olives were transported immediately after harvest to Olivino in Hopland; our trusted milling partner for many years. The olives and Meyer Lemons were crushed together on the traditional stone mill. This lot was allowed to settle for three months and racked once prior to bottling.