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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

May/June Issue, 2013

2010 Inman Family Wines Pinot Noir Olivet Grange Vineyard Estate
"($68) (made with one-half whole clusters and 12.5% alcohol): Bright ruby-red. A heady, spice-accented bouquet displays scents of strawberry preserves, potpourri and incense, complemented by a lively note of white pepper. Silky, spicy and lithe, with an alluring sweetness and bright mineral cut to its intense red fruit and floral pastille flavors. Pure and seamless pinot, with great upfront appeal and a delicacy that hearkens to the Old World. The "OGV" here stands for Olivet Grange Vineyard, the Inmans' home property. They are unable to use the word "Grange" in the wine name because of legal challenges. (JR)" 93 Points

2009 Inman Family Wines Pinor Noir Russian River Valley
"($35) Bright red. Ripe strawberry and raspberry aromas show good freshness and suave floral and Indian spice nuances. Fleshy red fruit flavors gain depth and power with air, picking up notes of cola and bitter chocolate. Leaves peppery spice and medicinal cherry notes behind on the long, supple, gently tannic finish. I like this savory pinot's depth and grip. (JR)" 90 Points