Inman Family Thorn Road Ranch Pinot Noir 2006

Pinot Noir from Russian River, California

$52.00 $29.99
Save $22.01
Item No. 107760
  • red wine
  • ST92
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • BH89

Winemaker's Notes

Color: Bright garnet, ruby core
Aroma: Blackberry, blueberry, black tea, earth, dried mushroom and sandalwood
Flavor: Tangy sour cherry, baked blueberries, fresh blackberries, savory roasted meat, sage and black tea. Nice tannins, to match the pretty fruit and high acid. Should age very well. Long tasty finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright red. Seductive aromas of black raspberry, cherry compote, smoky herbs and Asian spices. Fleshy red and dark berry flavors are given spine by dusty minerals and complicated by candied rose and cola notes. Suavely blends richness and energy, finishing with echoes of cherry and succulent herbs. Already seductively complex, this has the depth and balance to reward at least another few years of patience."
92 Points

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Bought a few and just had last night. Had not heard of them but will buy more if it goes on sale again.
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Having been spoiled by Oregon pinots, I am usually quite skeptical of those from south of the border, but this one was a very nice effort. Light, yet substantive, with hints of leather and earth, but with a lighter side that just says "Good morning! Time to enjoy another beautiful day!"
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JMF - Chicago, IL (read all my reviews)

For a pinot noir from the Russian River Valley - it was very disappointing. I will not buy this again.
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No bouquet; little fruit forward
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Learn About Inman Family Map ItMap It

Established in 2000 with the planting of organically farmed Olivet Grange Vineyard in the Russian River Valley, Inman Family Wines is the result of Simon and Kathleen Inman's love of Pinot Noir and the soil that produces it. Their wines are produced exclusively with wine grapes from the Russian River Valley and made in an acid-driven, balanced style that is best enjoyed with your next meal.

Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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