Robust Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Our Most Complex Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Awarded "Best Robust EVOO in CA" - California State Fair 2020 (link)
Flavor & Aroma - Robust and fruity, with apple, apricot, peach flavors & a big green herbaceous kick that includes fresh flavors of kiwi. As big as this oil is, it's well balanced, with its rich fruity flavors, pungency (peppery burn on the throat) and bitterness. Think of this evoo as you would a bold Cabernet coming out of Napa.
Blend: Frantoio, Barouni, Koroneiki & Ascolano
Growing Region: Northern California
Harvest Date: November 2019 by hand
Polyphenol (antioxidant) count: 312 gallic eq mg/kg
Free Fatty Acid (FFA): 0.24 % oleic
Peroxide Value (PV): 2.77 meq O2/Kg
UV Absorbance (K232): 1.742
UV Absorbance (K270): 0.139
UV Absorbance (Delta K): -0.004
Avg. Yield: 40 gallons/ton
Certified 100% EVOO by the California Olive Oil Council (COOC)
Olive Blend - This unique and very special blend of EVOO is made with four big heavy hitters when it comes to robust olive oils, that packs a punch. This oil is one of our highest in polyphenols, technically making it one of the most healthy we produce. Polyphenols are antioxidants that attack bad "free radicals" in our bodies, ultimately helping us live longer. EVOO's high in polyphenols have also been shown to have anti-inflammatory benefits when consumed regularly. All four olive varieties come from the Northern CA area, north of Sacramento.
Uses - This EVOO is one you want to enjoy the flavor, so it's best used as a finishing oil, or on its own to dip bread.
- Use on its own in a fresh green salad with cracked pepper and sea salt sprinkled over the top
- Blend into a vinaigrette
- Top pasta with sea salt
- Drizzle over freshly steamed veggies
- Our favorite - dip with a french baguette