Inspiration Vineyards Pinot Noir Carneros 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

The grapes for this wine come primarily from a small hand tended vineyard in the Los Carneros region of Sonoma County. Each grape cluster is individually selected for quality, to produce an intensely rich and opulent wine.

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Inspiration Vineyards & Winery:
Founded in 2002, Inspiration Vineyards and Winery produces approximately 1000 cases annually, spread among seven different wines. In 2002, while waiting for our permits, we contracted with another winery facility where we could produce our first commercial wines. In June of 2003, we announced our first release, and by fall our official winery operation began on-site, with the production of ap... Read more
Founded in 2002, Inspiration Vineyards and Winery produces approximately 1000 cases annually, spread among seven different wines. In 2002, while waiting for our permits, we contracted with another winery facility where we could produce our first commercial wines. In June of 2003, we announced our first release, and by fall our official winery operation began on-site, with the production of approximately 500 cases. Besides continuing our efforts in producing a quality product, our new focus has been to broaden our distribution through expansion of our commercial accounts. Our mission is to produce high quality, food friendly wines at an affordable price for the consumer; using the finest quality grapes grown in an appropriate terroir, from appellations that are known and respected. Our philosophy is simple; great wines can only be made with excellent grapes. As a winegrower, it is our job to pick our fruit at the peak of ripeness and handle it carefully during the winemaking process. The resulting efforts are wines that show off the region and vineyard where they’re grown. Our wines are also meant to be enjoyed right away, with the potential of improving with a few additional years of aging. Tasting Room Appointments must be made in advance to visit our winery. Please allow ample time when planning a visit. Read less

Member Reviews for Inspiration Vineyards Pinot Noir Carneros

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Snooth User: Koren
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3.50 5
11/27/2011

A great red, not too intense but still complex. Will definitely buy again.


Snooth User: wanderess
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0.00 5
07/15/2009

A beautiful, full bodied red with lots of fruit. Almost jammy with a long, long finish. We are going to add it to our restaurant's list!



Tasting Notes:

Our most intense Pinot Noir ever; and I attribute it to changes in my wine making approach. Through an extended fermentation that lasted almost five weeks, I was able to create a wine that is rich in color and full of big ripe flavors. On the nose, you find hints of tar and tobacco along with hints of floral notes; while on the palate, the wine won’t disappoint with its rich taste of strawberries that this vineyard is known for producing. A good balance of tannin and fruit makes this a perfect food wine. As with all of our previous vintages, this wine will age extremely well over the next several years.

The grapes for this wine come primarily from a small hand tended vineyard in the Los Carneros region of Sonoma County. Each grape cluster is individually selected for quality, to produce an intensely rich and opulent wine.

234 cases produced.

Aged 10 months in French Oak.

Notes: combination of two and three year old French oak barrels

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 15.1%

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