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DeLoach Vineyards Reviews

Score: 90 | September 30, 2017 | Wine Spectator

Tight and zesty, with a vibrant core of wild berry and blackberry flavors, touches of spice and accents of wild rose and gravelly earth, all adding up to a complex offering. –JL

Score: 91 | August 31, 2017 | Wine Spectator

Zesty and well-built, with black cherry and smoky bay leaf aromas and ripe, jammy blackberry and licorice flavors. Drink now through 2024. 

Score: 92 | August 31, 2017 | Wine Spectator

Tightly wound, focused on an intense core of loamy earth, dusty cedary oak and dried berry flavors, fanning out to anise and nutmeg notes. Ends with a lingering, layered finish. Drink now through 2023.

Score: Silver | August 10, 2017 | San Francisco International Wine Competition
Score: Silver | August 10, 2017 | San Francisco International Wine Competition
Score: 93 | July 27, 2017 | Wine Anorak

There’s a freshness to this wine. It’s supple and fine grained with pear and citrus fruit, showing good balance. Refined and fruit-driven with good acidity.

Score: 89 | June 30, 2017 | Wine Spectator

Top Value: A zesty red, with bold raspberry and fresh pine tree aromas to the easygoing cherry and spice flavors. 

Score: Silver | June 1, 2017 | Los Angeles International Wine Competition
Score: 92 | April 28, 2017 | Wine Advocate

The 2014 Chardonnay Hawk Hill Vineyard has a tropical fruit nose of guava and pineapple with suggestions of cedar, brioche, butterscotch and praline. Full-bodied, rich and seductively creamy in the mouth, it offers mouth-filling tropical and savory flavors with a lively backbone and great length.

Score: 91 | April 28, 2017 | Wine Advocate

Pale to medium ruby in color, the 2014 Pinot Noir Pennacchio Vineyard offers a delicate floral perfume of roses and violets over cranberries, pomegranate and rhubarb notes plus a waft of forest floor. Medium-bodied, the palate possesses great elegance and poise with soft, silky tannins texturing the understated red berry and earth flavors, finishing with an herbal lift.

Score: 90 | April 28, 2017 | Wine Advocate

Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir Maboroshi Vineyard has an earthy nose of fallen leaves and mossy bark over a core of red currants and raspberry leaves, plus a hint of black pepper. Medium-bodied with a fine, firm texture of grainy tannins and lively acid to frame the youthful red berry and earth flavors, it finishes with great length and depth.

Score: 90 | April 28, 2017 | Wine Advocate

The 2014 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard opens with white peach, spiced apples and green guava notes, plus underlying brioche and candied ginger hints. Medium-bodied, it has mouth-filling stone fruit and toasty flavors, with a satiny texture and racy line of acid, finishing with very good persistence.

Score: 90 | April 28, 2017 | Wine Advocate

With a deep garnet-purple color, the 2014 Zinfandel Forgotten Vines gives pronounced notes of prunes, baked blackberries and black cherry coulis with hints of balsamic, licorice and Indian spices. Full-bodied, concentrated and packed with baked berry and spice flavors, it has a lively backbone and velvety texture to support, with excellent persistence.

Score: Best of Marin County AVA | April 14, 2017 | Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

Gold Medal, 90 Points
Sexy; approachable.

Score: Gold | April 14, 2017 | Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

94 Points
Butterscotch; acidity; young spicy buck

Score: 93 | April 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

Garden herb and forest floor aromas make a case for this wine to be considered the producer's “Finest Selection” (the “FS” in “OFS”). On the palate, wild strawberry, black cherry and berry are the story, while powerful spice adds intrigue to the velvety texture, roundness and full-bodied concentration.

Score: Silver | February 17, 2017 | Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2017
Score: Diamond Trophy | February 17, 2017 | Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2017
Score: 93 | February 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

This vineyard-designate from a lovely, coastal site imparts flavors and aromas of golden and green apple along with noticeably juicy apricot and peach. Light bodied, it shows an exuberance of fruit alongside notable minerality and a slight hint of sea spray. 

Score: Silver | November 30, 2016 | Grand Harvest Awards
Score: 91 | June 30, 2016 | Wine Spectator

Supple and jammy, with smoky raspberry aromas and focused, layered flavors of ripe cherry, caramelized anise and cracked pepper.  –TF

Score: 93 | May 1, 2016 | Wine Enthusiast

Exotic Asian spices and moody, brambly black fruit play at the center of this full-bodied vineyard-designate from a high-elevation site. Citrus, fresh-grated nutmeg and bright acidity make for a savory yet completely succulent experience that’ll remain memorable long after the bottle is gone. Editors’ Choice. —V.B.

Score: 92 | April 15, 2016 | Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge
Score: 92 | March 4, 2016 | Wine Advocate

The 2013 Zinfandel Riebli Valley Vineyard looks more like Petite Sirah than one normally associates with Zinfandel. This is from apparently over 100-year-old head-pruned vines and low yields. The color is an inky ruby/purple, the wine rich, full-bodied, powerful and just classic Zinfandel. This is a stunner and a wine capable of offering gorgeous drinking for at least another 7-8 years.

Score: Silver | September 24, 2015 | Sunset International Wine Competition
Score: 89 | January 13, 2015 | Wine Advocate

The 2012 Zinfandel Nova Vineyard is more of a fruity Zinfandel with notes of raspberries and cherries, not a lot of depth, but it remains superficially delicious and seductive and can be drunk over the next 1-2 years.

Score: 89 | December 31, 2013 | Wine Spectator

Firm and rich on the palate, this red is lightly aromatic, offering notes of lavender, dark berry and crushed rock, with lively acidity and tannins.

Score: 87 | December 1, 2013 | Wine Spectator

Jammy and soft, with flavors of raspberry, apricot and spice. 

Score: 91 | January 10, 2012 | Burghound
A somber nose only grudgingly gives up notes of plum, spice and violets that are followed by delicious and solidly complex flavors that are shaped by fine-grained tannins that impart a sophisticated mouth feel to the attractively persistent finish. I like the delivery as well as the overall sense of focus and balance. Worth considering.