This Rhonehound is on a Pinot kick, and pleased to share amazing Pinot Noir from Kathleen Inman of Inman Family Wines, one of my favorite Russian River Valley winemakers.
Kathleen is a ten year veteran Pinot maker, and truly one of Russian River Valley finest
vintners of elegant Pinot Noir.
(Jon Bonne’ – you really need to put Inman on your radar – this is your kind of winemaker.)
Review: 2008 Inman Family Pinot Noir Thorn Ridge Ranch
To The Eye: Ruby red, clear
On The Nose: Black cherry and spice
In The Mouth: Blackberry, cherry with a velvety mouth feel that makes you go ‘ahhhh’ and reach for more. The Pinot delivers great red and black fruit, without sacrificing acidity, achieving what so many California pinot producers seem unable to in balance. Soft, long, elegant finish.
Recommendation: 93 points. Buy. If you don’t like this Pinot….you have no idea what Pinot Noir is supposed to be. Take the oak chip out of your mouth, tear up your Robert Parker
photo, and start to train your palate. It’s not inexpensive at $56, but this isn’t Velveeta, its Cowgirl Creamery (or better.) Small lot, high quality Pinot Noir simply costs more.