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Deloach Vineyards Zinfandel Russian River Valley 2014

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The nose on this wine is high-toned and full of plum, blackberry and blueberry with hints of red currant and black pepper. Dark red, almost purplish, this wine is full-bodied with excellent structure. This Zinfandel, true to its varietal, is well-balanced, has good acidity, and a touch of toast and fruit on the palate.

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DeLoach Vineyards:
DeLoach Vineyards pioneered Pinot Noir wine growing in the Russian River Valley when Cecil DeLoach, a firefighter from San Francisco with a passion for winemaking, first planted the grape in 1973. In 2003, DeLoach Vineyards was purchased by the Boisset Family from Burgundy, France, when Jean-Charles Boisset fell in love with the Russian River Valley on his first visit to the area, immediately r... Read more
DeLoach Vineyards pioneered Pinot Noir wine growing in the Russian River Valley when Cecil DeLoach, a firefighter from San Francisco with a passion for winemaking, first planted the grape in 1973. In 2003, DeLoach Vineyards was purchased by the Boisset Family from Burgundy, France, when Jean-Charles Boisset fell in love with the Russian River Valley on his first visit to the area, immediately recognizing the similarities between Sonoma County and Burgundy: each boast a confluence of river, mountains, and soil that is perfect for growing world-class Pinot Noir. A recognized authority on biodynamic, organic, and sustainable winemaking, the Boisset Family had been using these eco-friendly practices in their estate vineyards in Burgundy and understood the positive effects they had on the health of the land and the quality of the wine. In 2004 the family brought that vision here to DeLoach Vineyards. Showing our dedication to the environment, we tore up award-winning, highly-lauded vineyards after the 2004 vintage and replanted with cover crops designed to revitalize the soil. New vines were planted in 2006, and the first vintage grown with biodynamic farming techniques will be the eagerly-awaited 2010 vintage. In the meantime, we continue to produce world-class wine by partnering with winegrowers who are equally dedicated to and passionate about eco-friendly farming practices and the production of high-quality wines of distinction. At DeLoach Vineyards, we focus on small-lot winemaking, giving exceptional care and attention to our Russian River Valley, O.F.S. and Vineyard Designate wines. Our passion is Pinot Noir - the noble variety of Burgundy that demands a delicate, labor-intensive process to showcase the exceptional terroir and complexity of the Russian River Valley and beyond. The diligence required to produce truly original, terroir-driven Pinot Noir is given to each wine that we craft. In keeping with our Burgundian Heritage, we use French open-top wood fermentors for all of our Russian River Valley, O.F.S, and Vineyard Designate Pinot Noirs, as well as our old-vine Zinfandel. We also practice hand punch-downs, known as pigeage -- another Burgundian winemaking tradition. Tasting Room Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Groups with more than ten guests are accepted by appointment. Read less

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Snooth User: rckr1951
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 08/20/2016

Wonderful zin, though not the big & ballsy style that many are used to. This is more refined and elegant than rustic. Plenty of briary blackberry aromas with spice, vanilla aromas, dried red berry filling it out. There is plenty of zip to the content with it's acidity and the tannins frame well. Drink now - Paul 89 points


Snooth User: danceforme
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 07/29/2010

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Deloach Vineyards Zinfandel Russian River Valley

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08/20/2016

Four and a half glasses


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08/20/2016

Four and a half glasses


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Vintage: 2012 08/20/2016

Four and a half glasses


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Vintage: 2012 08/20/2016

Four and a half glasses


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Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

The 1998 Zinfandel Estate exhibits plenty of prune, blackberry, and chocolately fruit in its full-bodied, low acid, plush personality. Loaded with fruit, alcohol (14.5%), and glycerin, it can be enjoyed over the next 1-2 years. This is a wine of power, exuberance, and robustness.


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Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

Displays a deep ruby color and intense, ripe, varietal fruit aromas of cherry, plum and blueberry. Flavors of ripe plum and boysenberry fruit mingle on the palate with hints of tobacco, followed by layers of vanilla in the long, jammy finish. A small percentage of Petite Sirah adds a cedar element to the depth and density of the wine and its tannin structure. This wine is big, rich, and very sumptuous with a medium-full body and firm acidity.


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Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

Crisp, a touch flinty, with a slight smoky edge to the tannic cherry and raspberry flavors which linger and fan out nicely. Drink now through 2004.


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The nose on this wine is high-toned and full of plum, blackberry and blueberry with hints of red currant and black pepper. Dark red, almost purplish, this wine is full-bodied with excellent structure. This Zinfandel, true to its varietal, is well-balanced, has good acidity, and a touch of toast and fruit on the palate.

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