2012 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. The 2012 vintage is one of the most acclaimed in the last decade. It was a long, even growing season that was niether too hot nor too cold, it was just right. Olivet Grange (OGV) is our prized estate vineyard and the backbone of our passion for pinot. Every year, the wines from this vineyard gain in intensity as the vines mature. The 2012 OGV offers amazing levels of aromatic depth and an ethereal presence in the mouth despite its youth.Winemaker, Kathleen Inman has increased the use of whole cluster inclusion in the OGV estate every year since 2009 and the nuance, complexity and elegance in this wine, without any hint of “greenness” or “steminess”, is testament to the quality of our vineyard.
“Year after year we like this wine. However biased, the quality of this exquisite pinot noir is undeniable. Bright cherry and pomegranate flavors with hints of mushrooms and sage.” -Capital News-Gazette
"The nose brings a pleasing smile with hi-tone aromas of Bing cherry, baking spice, and rose petal. Vigorous on the attack, with delicious flavors of cherry, strawberry, cola, earthy flora, and spice. Silky and elegant on the palate, with modest tannins, balanced acidity, and a finish consumed by intense cherry goodness." -PinotFile, 93