Inman Family Olivet Grange Vineyard Pinot Noir Stelvin Closure 2007
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.
Editorial Reviews for Inman Family Olivet Grange Vineyard Pinot Noir Stelvin Closure
Lightly aromatic on the nose with a lovely gentle sweetness of waxy ripe red cherry over a light camphor base, topped with intriguing hints of rosewater. This is wonderfully light, crisp and focused in the mouth, with excellent snap of almost tart but ripe red cherry and cranberry fruit framed by hints of cinnamon and rhubarb. The finish shows lovely purity and energy, with persistent raspberry flavors and the merest hint of tannin offering a touch of mouth grab. 91 points
External Reviews for Inman Family Olivet Grange Vineyard Pinot Noir Stelvin Closure
A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2006 Inman Family Pinot Noir Olivet Grange Vineyard 750ml
Vivid red. Cherry, dried flowers, baking spices and smoky minerals on the nose. Supple cherry-cola and blackberry on the palate, with gentle tannins and minerals adding structure and focus. The spicy notes recur on the finish, which leaves refreshing... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2006 Inman Family Pinot Noir Olivet Grange Vineyard 750ml
Wine Tasting NotesBright ruby. Dried rose petals, violets, cherry adn forest floor spice. Flavors of tart cherry, wild strawberry, pomegranate, rhubarb cranberry, cardamom, clove, nutmeg and cola. The texture is like silk satin and wine has fine tannins and the finish in long.
A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Inman Family Pinot Noir Olivet Grange Vineyard 750ml
A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2004 Inman Family Pinot Noir Olivet Grange Vineyard 750ml
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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.
Aged 17 months in French Oak.
Notes: 30% new
|Alcohol: 13.50%||pH: 3.70|