2013 OGV Estate Pinot Noir
Olivet Grange Vineyard (OGV) is the Inman Family’s sensitively farmed estate vineyard. This 10.45 acre vineyard is located at the junction of Olivet and Piner Roads amidst some of Sonoma County’s and the Russian River Valley’s most respected vineyards. Like my other Pinot Noirs, this wine is made without any additions of water, acid, enzymes or tannins and is fermented with the native yeast on the grapes and the naturally available bacteria.
This is one of the most complex OGV Estate pinots that we have released. The Olivet Grange vineyard is usually picked more than once for still, red, Pinot Noir. In 2013, an ideal growing year, four separate lots of wine were made from the vineyard on different pick-dates and with varying amounts of whole clusters in the fermentations. The quality of the fruit at Olivet Grange was exceptional. With a little extra Pinot, I decided to push my interest in whole cluster fermentation to the extreme and I did one of the four lots carbonically. In 2015 I released Whole Buncha Love®, a special release that feature the 4-tons I fermented carbonically with 100% whole cluster and 100% wild fermentation. This OGV Estate blend incorporated six barrels from the Whole Buncha Love lot as well as barrels from three other pick dates. The complexity, nuance and deliciousness of this wine is amazing. Only 390 cases were produced.