2012 Inman Family Thorn Ridge Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., 226 cases, $56, screwcap. Sourced from Ted Klopp’s ranch in the Sebastopol Hills with vines planted in Goldridge soil. Pommard and Dijon 777 clones. Last wine from this vineyard source. Native yeast and bacteria fermentations. 100% de-stemmed, 4-day cold soak, native yeast and bacteria fermentations. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 25% new. Gently filtered by crossflow. · Light cherry red color in the glass. Plenty of interest on the nose with scents of black cherry, blackberry, dried herbs, earth, tar and wood cask. The flavors of dark cherries and berries are accented with notes of game and tarry oak. Silky in the mouth, with modest tannins and some noteworthy finishing power. Score: 91. Reviewed May 25, 2015

Winery: Inman Family Winery
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir