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Vineyard: Olivet Grange

OwnersKathleen Inman, Simon Inman
AppellationRussian River Valley
VarietiesPinot Gris, Pinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2011 Inman Family OGV Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Barrel sample. 50% whole cluster. · Brief sample was very appealing with bright fruity aromatics, concentrated flavors and dusty tannins. Terrific potential. Reviewed March 23, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Inman Family OGV Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., unreleased. 50% whole cluster. · A striking wine displaying power without weight. Refreshingly fruity with flavors of red cherry and berry, but with an equally appealing savory side of herbs and brown spice. Quite approachable with ripe, fine-grain tannins. Finishes bold and long. Whole cluster brings this wine to a whole other level. Exceptional. Reviewed March 23, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Inman Family OGV “Endless Crush” Russian River Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir

12.3% alc., pH 3.24, TA 0.75, residual sugar 0.04. $30, screw cap. This is a rosé made intentionally, not a saigneé. Estate fruit. Aged and fermented in stainless steel. First produced in 2004 to commemorate the Inman’s 20th wedding anniversary, it is now produced every other year. · Light pink coral color in the glass. Intense aromas of red berries and blood oranges. Juicy, brisk and discreetly concentrated flavors of strawberries, raspberries and orange zest with a pleasingly refreshing finish. Among the best rosés made in California and highly recommended. Reviewed July 1, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 MacPhail The Flyer Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.61, TA 0.62, 180 cases, $59. Released spring 2012. From Olivet Grange Vineyard. Clones 667, 777 and 828. 100% de-stemmed. 5-day cold soak, native fermentations, aged 11 months sur lies in 50% new French oak. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of herbal and coffee-scented oak. Middleweight flavors of black cherries and cola with noticeable oak in the background. Mild tannins and relatively soft in the mouth. A superb vineyard source, but the fruit doesn’t shine at this early stage. Undistinguished now, but should improve over time aided by more integration of oak. Decent. Reviewed July 23, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Inman Family OGV Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., $63. Native, relatively cool fermentation, 20% whole cluster (first vintage with whole clusters in the fermenters). Aged 19 months with lees stirring in French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Well-endowed with aromatic and flavor interest displaying scents of ripe cherry, raspberry and allspice. Soft on the palate with an elegant array of cherry and cranberry fruits accentuated with subtle herbal and spice notes. Some dusty tannins add textural interest and support. Very good. Reviewed March 23, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Inman Family “Endless Crush” Nature Sparkling Late Disgorged Russian River Valley Brut Rosé

138 cases, $68. The Inman’s 25th wedding anniversary in 2009 was Kathleen’s impetus to create her first sparkling wine. This Méthode Champenoise version is from the OGV Estate. The wine is a Brut Nature with no sugar added in the final dosage. · Clear coral pink color in the glass. Very dry with appealing aromas and flavors of strawberries and cherries with hints of brioche, roasted huts and yeasty lees. This beauty can hold its own with any fine French Rosé Champagne and is beautifully packaged for celebrations. Exceptional. Reviewed March 23, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Inman Family OGV Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., screw cap. · Moderately light reddishpurple hue in the glass. Aromas of black cherries, black raspberries, pine and herbs. Darker red fruited in an elegant style with mild tannins and some persistence on the dry finish which leaves an aromatic impression of fresh herbs. A tad shallow on the mid palate and finish. Good (+). Reviewed July 1, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Inman Family OGV Olivet Grange Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., 750 cases, $45, screw cap. 2005 was a long, cool, even growing year. The wine is a blend of all clones grown in the vineyard. Aged 11 months in 35% new French oak. · This wine shows great purity of fruit. It is softer, lighter and “prettier” than the above wine with more red fruits evident, especially red raspberry. There are attractive spice and sandalwood notes. Beautifully balanced and a joy to drink. Reviewed November 20, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Inman Family Olivet Grange Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

$45. (unreleased) · Perfumed with floral and cherry notes, enhanced with deft use of oak, this wine is rich, round and sweet. Finesse trumps over fruit heaviness. Reviewed July 30, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2004 Inman Family Olivet Grange Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., screw cap. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Terrific aromatic presence with scents of Bing cherries, strawberries and baking spices. Delicious essence of red cherries with undertones of savory herbs and tar. Elegant and nicely balanced with some persistence on the finish. The lightest in weight of the wines in this tasting. Typical Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Very good. Reviewed July 1, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2004 Inman Family Olivet Grange Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., 1,050 cases, $45, screw cap. The 2004 growing year was very warm which is reflected in this wine when tasted side by side with the 2005 vintage. · The aromatics are enchanting with deep, dark Pinot fruits and a sidecar of subtle oak The flavors follow suite, featuring succulent black cherries and a touch of herbs and clove. Tannins are well concealed and the finish is clean and satisfying. Reviewed November 20, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2003 Inman Family Olivet Grange Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc.. First release. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of black cherries, cut grass and dried herbs becoming more fruity over time in the glass. Fairly intense core of black cherry fruit with hints of tea and anise. Smooth on the palate with firm tannins and a crisp, slightly astringent finish. Good. Reviewed July 1, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »