06 Inman Thorn Ridge Pinot Noir ($52)☺☺☺☺

The 06 Vintage was not the best for a variety of reasons, however Thorn Ridge fruit seems to have come out a lot better than some. Mix this with the expertise of Kathleen Inman and you have a great combination. Raspberries and black cherries come flying out the the decanter when you first smell this wine. Mix in a subtle herbal black tea and you have a great combination to make a classic pinot wine. On the palate the tennis are firm and lush the black cherries have been replaced with maraschino style cheery tart.  Well worth the wait.

© John Holmes 2014