Notes of tropical fruit, apple and melons are wrapped around a core of crisp citrus acidity. The finish features hints of toasted nuts, minerals and ripe lemons.
Kathleen Inman is a 4th generation Californian born in Napa to a family of prune farmers. Kathleen is committed to employing environmentally responsible, sustainable farming practices and employs natural winemaking techniques. Kathleen relies solely on native yeasts and uses very little sulfur just about 40 ppm and only at bottling. Kathleen’s handcrafted, small lot wines begin in the vineyard. When she thinks that the grapes are about ripe, she wanders about the vineyard, picking grapes at random. The moment the skin removes easily from the grape, she immediately harvests, typically, thats about 10 days earlier than her peers. Her first year, Kathleen produced 70 cases of wine. Today, she produces approximately 187 cases of Pinot Gris, 337 cases of Chardonnay, 1840 cases of Pinot Noir and plans to keep production small so that she can continue to make wines in her trademark, restrained, feminine style.
|Wine maker notes
|”We endeavor to grow our grapes and to make our wines as naturally as possible, with as little human intervention as possible, to ensure they embody not only the pure personality of the grapes from which theyre made, but also the singular character of the place where theyre born while at the same time making the smallest impact possible on the land, water and air around us.” - Kathleen Inman
|The hand-picked fruit was picked in the morning to preserve varietal integrity and whole cluster pressed. The juice was cold settled overnight and fermented in small stainless steel barrels and new and neutral Vosges oak barrels from Cadus. The wine was stirred weekly until malolactic was complete and monthly thereafter.