Marin/Sonoma County borderland's McEvoy Ranch is releasing its 2017 Traditional Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
McEvoy's Traditional Blend is packaged in a new, dark green bottle that, unlike the clear bottles of the past, protects oil from damaging light. This new bottle is even greener in that an outer box has been eliminated from packaging. This had been a necessity due to the clear glass of the previous bottle. The new bottle is more user-friendly with its built-in pour spout at the neck, an improvement customers had been requesting for many years.
You’ll also be seeing it on the shelves of select grocery stores in the coming weeks. Ranch staff predict this to be a special release for many reasons, not least of which being the result of a wonderfullywet growing season. After so many years of drought conditions, olive orchards soaked up last year's bountiful rainfall. As a result, olives were more mature and larger, yielding a slightly fruitier oil with lightly floral notes and nuances of fresh, green olive fruit, cinnamon, and green banana, with a slightly peppery finish.