2019 Inman Family Wines Pinot Noir Olivet Grange Vineyard Russian River Valley Sonoma County

2019 Inman Family Wines Pinot Noir Olivet Grange Vineyard Russian River Valley Sonoma County

Fruit for Kathleen Inman’s estate Pinot is farmed organically. The grapes were harvested at night, mostly de-stemmed, and fermented with ambient cultures in a mix of stainless and plastic vessels kept below 80℉. Fifteen percent of the wine was whole cluster fermented with carbonic maceration. The wine was pressed after fermentation and moved to oak barrels (30 percent new) and a single concrete egg for aging. It was crossflow filtered before bottling with screw cap. It was not fined and is suitable for vegans.

It’s limpid deep strawberry-garnet with a clear rim and a perfume of of cherries, strawberries, dried rose petals (potpourri), and light oak. Light textured, it has a solid core of strawberry-cranberry fruit that hits in the high register. There is spice and a hint of savoriness, but mostly it delivers a juicy, red-fruit palate impression and, in the deep finish, something like a pomander (orange studded with cloves).

Lively now, but five years of cellaring will reward the patient.

2019 Inman Family Wines Pinot Noir Olivet Grange Vineyard Russian River Valley Sonoma County

14.1% ABV | $75 (sample)

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