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DeLoach Vineyards Reviews

Score: Gold | November 21, 2017 | Grand Harvest Awards
Score: Silver | November 21, 2017 | Grand Harvest Awards
Score: Silver | November 21, 2017 | Grand Harvest Awards
Score: Silver | November 21, 2017 | Grand Harvest Awards
Score: Silver | November 21, 2017 | Grand Harvest Awards
Score: Silver | November 21, 2017 | Grand Harvest Awards
Score: Silver | November 21, 2017 | Grand Harvest Awards
Score: Silver | November 21, 2017 | Grand Harvest Awards
Score: Gold | October 3, 2017 | Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
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: Silver | September 27, 2017 | Sonoma County Harvest Fair
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: 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: 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: 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: 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 | 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.