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.
At DeLoach Vineyards we strive to produce distinctive wines that highlight unique terroirs in a socially and environmentally responsible way, practicing sustainable viticulture and minimally intrusive winemaking. The fruit for this Pinot Noir was grown in a cool climate, allowing the grapes to ripen over an extended season to develop concentrated flavors. We selected fruit from some of the finest vineyards in the Russian River Valley, including the BCD, Starkey, Maboroshi, Pennacchio and Boriolo Vineyards.