2016 Sexton Road Ranch Pinot Noir
183 Cases Produced
Located in the Sebastopol Hills at around 900 feet in elevation, this Sonoma Coast vineyard selection of Pommard, 777, and 23 clones has yielded a rich, seductive Pinot Noir with dark fruits and exotic spices. The vineyard is approximately 9 miles from the Pacific Ocean. It is planted on steep hillsides of Goldridge soil.
Farmed by highly regarded grower Jim Pratt, Inman Family’s winemaker Kathleen Inman wanted to make wine from this site for many years. In 2013, she secured the first fruit from this lovely vineyard perched above Freestone. This area of Sonoma County can be labeled either Russian River Valley or Sonoma Coast. The luscious, dark, concentrated fruit and racy acidity combines with the generous tannins to create an age-worthy structure.
Pratt's Sexton Road Ranch is not far from the Klopp's Thorn Ridge Ranch, which Inman sourced from between 2006-2012. It is adjacent to Littorai's Haven and Balletto's Sexton Hill ranches.
Sonoma Coast, with its rolling hills and proximity to cooling Pacific Ocean breezes, is the new frontier for pinot noir. 2016 Inman Sexton Road Ranch ($68) dark, concentrated, structured
The Gazette- Jul 23, 2019