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The Vine at Bridges USD 54.00 750ml

Inman Family Olivet Grange Vineyard Pinot Noir Stelvin Closure 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

The Olivet Grange fruit was picked over three days and fermented as field blends of our clones 114, 115, 667 and 777. An extra clean pick in the field was followed by hand sorting and then de-stemming in 5-ton stainless steel open top fermenters. The de-stemmed fruit was left to cold soak for 4 days. On the fourth day the temperature was raised and the lots were allowed to begin a native fermentation, except for the August 30th lot which was inoculated with Ashmanhaussen yeast. The must in each fermenter was punched down three times a day for 15 to 20 minutes to aid in extraction of color, tannins and flavors. Pumpovers were performed to aid in extraction on day 7. The temperature of the tanks was kept between 68-75 degrees Fahrenheit. These cooler temperatures preserve the aromas and more delicate flavors of Pinot Noir. No water, acid or enzymes or additions other than organic yeast nutrients were used in production. At the end of primary fermentation, the wines were pressed off and moved to French oak from a variety of coopers: Remond, Sirugue, Billon and Francois Freres. MLF completed in all barrels by late November. The wines rested in barrel for 17 months and received weekly batonage for the first six months and every month until one month prior to bottling.

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Inman Family Wines:
Established in 2000 with the planting of our organically farmed Olivet Grange Vineyard, Inman Family Wines is the result of Simon and Kathleen Inman's love of Pinot Noir and the soil that produces it. Our wines are produced exclusively with wine grapes from the Russian River Valley and made in an acid-driven, balanced style that is best enjoyed with your next meal. Our wine, although inspired... Read more
Established in 2000 with the planting of our organically farmed Olivet Grange Vineyard, Inman Family Wines is the result of Simon and Kathleen Inman's love of Pinot Noir and the soil that produces it. Our wines are produced exclusively with wine grapes from the Russian River Valley and made in an acid-driven, balanced style that is best enjoyed with your next meal. Our wine, although inspired by the complex yet subtle wines of Europe, are a unique expression of the Russian River Valley. We employ winemaking techniques that preserve nuance and highlight the unique qualities of our source vineyards. Harvesting fruit weeks before our neighbors and, more often than not, relying on the naturally occurring yeasts from the vineyard for fermentations. We believe making world class wine is a full circle process that relies equally on healthy soil, natural winemaking and sustainable business practices. Read less

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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2.00 5
02/23/2013

Nondescript nose. Flavors of cherry, cranberry and rhubard. Perhaps it was not given enough time to open up, but this didn't do much for me on the nose or palate. 85 pts.



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Color: Bright garnet Aroma: Rose petal, cherry, raspberry, black tea, ginger, clove and star anise Flavor: Red fruit dominates the flavor profile. Layers of sweet, ripe cherry, dried cranberry, rhubarb and raspberry fruits combine with clove and cinnamon spice. The wine is elegant, finessed and well balanced with OGV?s signature long finish revealing iron and mineral along with strawberry and cherry and cocoa powder hints. The texture is like silk satin and wine is medium bodied and has fine tannins. This wine should continue to improve with careful cellaring until at least 2015.

The Olivet Grange fruit was picked over three days and fermented as field blends of our clones 114, 115, 667 and 777. An extra clean pick in the field was followed by hand sorting and then de-stemming in 5-ton stainless steel open top fermenters. The de-stemmed fruit was left to cold soak for 4 days. On the fourth day the temperature was raised and the lots were allowed to begin a native fermentation, except for the August 30th lot which was inoculated with Ashmanhaussen yeast. The must in each fermenter was punched down three times a day for 15 to 20 minutes to aid in extraction of color, tannins and flavors. Pumpovers were performed to aid in extraction on day 7. The temperature of the tanks was kept between 68-75 degrees Fahrenheit. These cooler temperatures preserve the aromas and more delicate flavors of Pinot Noir. No water, acid or enzymes or additions other than organic yeast nutrients were used in production. At the end of primary fermentation, the wines were pressed off and moved to French oak from a variety of coopers: Remond, Sirugue, Billon and Francois Freres. MLF completed in all barrels by late November. The wines rested in barrel for 17 months and received weekly batonage for the first six months and every month until one month prior to bottling.

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Closure: Stelvin

Aged 17 months in French Oak.

Notes: 30% new

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.50% pH: 3.70

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