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Inman Family Wines

April 25, 2013

Inman Family Wines is a small winery that focuses on Pinot Noir & sustainable, organic farming which DH had read about recently in one of his wine aficionados magazines. I took a peek inside their winery with the large stainless steel vats & casks of aging wine before DH & I tasted the selections being poured by the hospitality staff.

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I asked DH to pose for me on the patio so I could have a photo with the vineyard in the background. An English gentleman asked if he could take the photo of the 2 of us together after which he introduced himself as the winemaker’s husband. Soon we were joined by the winemaker herself, Kathleen Inman.

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I thanked her for the way that she was growing her grapes, sustainably, organically, without added irrigation. I also inquired about the ancient vines on the edge of the property: which grape variety were they? Being curious about these vines when she purchased the property, Kathleen took a cutting to the University of California Davis to have them “typed.” Apparently these were a white table grape planted in the 1930s which they were unable to specifically identify. They still produce edible grapes.

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What did we take with us:

2009 Brut Rose Nature Sparkling “Endless Crush”
Disgorged Sept 2012
This Brut Nature is a Rosé of OGV Estate Pinot Noir. This will be our go-to bottle for all celebrations, but anything can be an excuse to open up bubbles!

2009 Olivet Grange Vineyard (OGV) Pinot Noir
You might call this the “Audrey Hepburn of Pinot” – elegant and balanced, with structure and complexity which will make this wine a timeless classic.

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