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Inman Pinot Noir Thorn Ridge 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

The fruit was destemmed and cold soaked for 4 days in open-top 5-ton stainless steel tanks. A spontaneous fermentation with natural yeast occurred. The wine was pressed off when dry and aged in a combination of new, one year and two year old French barrels: about 50% was new. A native malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel. The wine was blended to tank in February 2007 with its fine lees, and then returned barrel, to finish the 17 month elevage. The wines were kept on their lees, even after blending, and stirred weekly between October 2007 and February 2008 and then monthly until January 2009. The wines were filtered by crossflow and bottled on February 12, 2009.

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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: Winecast
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4.00 5
01/20/2011

Dark ruby in color with aromas of black raspberry, sage, bay and wet earth. Rich and pure black raspberry fruit on the attack with cocoa and black tea on the mid-palate to finish. Very nice acidity and fine tannins finishing very long. A pretty Pinot that will improve with a year or two in the cellar.



Tasting Notes:

Color: Deep ruby Aroma: Blackberry, black cherry, smoky dried herbs, exotic spices Flavor: This is a luscious wine with ripe blackberry and cherry flavors. Secondary fruit components include black raspberries, an almost saline/sea breeze hint along with California bay leaves. The wine has a rich, round mid-palate with balanced tannins. The finish is velvety and long, with a beautiful earthiness redolent with black tea and dried rose petals. This wine should continue to improve with careful cellaring until at least 2015.

The fruit was destemmed and cold soaked for 4 days in open-top 5-ton stainless steel tanks. A spontaneous fermentation with natural yeast occurred. The wine was pressed off when dry and aged in a combination of new, one year and two year old French barrels: about 50% was new. A native malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel. The wine was blended to tank in February 2007 with its fine lees, and then returned barrel, to finish the 17 month elevage. The wines were kept on their lees, even after blending, and stirred weekly between October 2007 and February 2008 and then monthly until January 2009. The wines were filtered by crossflow and bottled on February 12, 2009.

Notes: 50% new

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 0.66 grams per liter

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