Hand-harvested from sustainably-farmed Russian River Valley vineyards and select Dijon clones, the fruit for this Pinot noir was chosen for superior quality. These cool climes allow the grapes to ripen over an extended season to develop wonderfully complex flavors. Following careful cluster sorting, the must is fermented in small oak vats with native yeasts. The wine is then gently basket-pressed and aged in French oak barrels, which are hand selected by our winemakers before blending. From the glass, quintessential Russian River Valley Pinot noir flavors caress your senses. Aromas of root beer, ginger, plum and a hint of vanilla bean unfold to a luscious palate of ripe red fruit flavors. This seductively layered wine, perfectly balanced with its fine acid and tannins, is wonderful now and will continue to develop beautiful nuances with age. Enjoy with dishes such as rack of lamb or Thai curry with peanut sauce. With its food friendly attributes and small production, this Pinot noir is truly a unique offering.
|The Russian River Valley has come to be known as "America’s Burgundy,” and DeLoach is proud to have been an important factor in this distinction. DeLoach’s wines have won numerous accolades and scored many 90+ ratings over the years. The Wine Spectator’s James Laube calls DeLoach "one of California’s best producers of chardonnay,” and Wine and Spirits has proclaimed DeLoach "Winery of the Year” nine times.
Our mission is to produce exceptional wines that spotlight the singular personality of the Russian River Valley in a socially responsible, environmentally sensitive way. We seek to foster a better understanding of the Valley’s unique terroir, with its rare and bountiful convergence of the sea, the soil and the stars.