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Inman Family, Pinot Noir, Thorn Ridge Ranch 2007

Inman Family, Pinot Noir, Thorn Ridge Ranch 2007

by Tim Elliott on January 21, 2011

Inman Family Pinot Noir 2007Every time I visit Northern California’s wine country, I discover a new producer who surprises me. Early on my current trip, while based in Sonoma County, I enjoyed an outstanding Pinot Noir from Inman Family. The winery concentrates on small-lot production of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley. Founded by Kathleen and Simon Inman, both leaving careers in finance and law in the UK to follow their passion for wine, relocated to Sonoma County in 2000. After this first experience with Inman Family I am looking forward to tasting their other wines ASAP.

Tasting Notes:

Inman Family, Pinot Noir, Thorn Ridge Ranch, Russian River Valley 2007 ($52) – 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. Very nice acidity and fine tannins finishing very long. A pretty Pinot that will improve with a year or two in the cellar.

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Rating: ★★★★☆
Score: 92

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  • Kathleen

    Thank you for the kind words…One little correction, the alc. Is 14.2 not 14.7. I try hard to keep below 14%, but doing that at Thorn is a challenge when I don’t believe in watering back or “de-alc”ing wines. We hope to see you again at the winery.

    • Tim

      Kathleen: My eyes aren’t what they used to be and that ABV text is so small on the bottle… corrected now; thanks. I tasted this wine at Serena and Alan’s the other night. One of these days I’ll stop by the winery to taste your other wines. Perhaps we can record a podcast if you are up for it.

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