DeLoach Vineyards Reviews
The 2016 Zinfandel Riebli Vineyard is opaque ruby-purple in the glass, and the nose offers scents of warm blueberries, cinnamon stick and brown sugar, with notes of cherry preserves, soil and stone fruit aromas emerging with time in the glass. The palate is medium to full-bodied, with lush fruits and plush tannins, finishing long and lifted.
Pale to medium ruby colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir Van der Kamp Vineyard is softly scented of cola, Earl Grey tea leaves, underbrush, moss-covered bark and eucalyptus with a bright core of cherries and berries and amaro hints. Light-bodied and elegant, it's knit by grainy tannins and refreshing acidity, finishing long and nuanced.
The 2016 Zinfandel Forgotten Vines has a medium to deep ruby-purple color. The nose gives up warm yellow peach, blueberry compote, sweet baking spices, earth and crushed red cherries aromas. Medium-bodied, it offers gregarious stone fruit and berry layers with grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing long.
White pepper on the nose signals this is an interesting cool-climate wine, with a delicate palate of soft integrated tannin to match. Cherry, pomegranate and rose petal accent the palate, with hints of orange peel and dried herb.
This earthy vineyard-designate from the cooler section of the appellation near Sebastopol is spicy and exotic, bursting in white pepper and cardamom. The bold rich fruit flavors lean into orange peel, rhubarb and pomegranate, complemented well by lingering accents of black tea.
Delicious and exotic fruit flavors light up this elegant, concentrated wine. Rhubarb, black-cherry and spiced plum scents are followed by equally generous fruit flavors and deft touches of spicy oak that add nuances of baking spices and black tea.
Medium ruby, the 2016 Pinot Noir La Bienvenue Estate Vineyard has a subdued nose, opening to warm red and black cherries and berries, dusty earth, dried leaves, smoke and sweet spice. Medium-bodied, it has a good core of fruit with ripe, grainy tannins and a long spicy finish.
The 2016 Pinot Noir Les Parcelles Cacheés Estate Vineyard has a medium ruby color and aromas of warm black cherry and blackberry pie with notes of woodsmoke, charcuterie, tobacco, earth and sweet spice. Medium-bodied, it has spicy dark fruits in the mouth, firm, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing oaky. This needs some more time in bottle to (hopefully) soak up some of the new oak.
Reduced in matchstick aromas that compel and blow off, this is a wellintegrated white from a great site, the fruit and oak combining to great effect. Big flavors of anise and pear build around a concentration of full-bodied lushness and lasting texture.
This full-bodied barrel-fermented wine is bold in flavor, rich in texture and showing a plethora of complex and delicious oak and spice flavors. Nutmeg, toasted almond, baked pears and vanilla coat the palate and linger on the finish, while the luxurious texture is nicely balanced by moderate acidity.
Juicy in strawberry and cherry, both thickly concentrated in flavor and richness, this is a bright, complex and tasty wine from the great site, which confounds with secondary characteristics of barbecue meat, char and vanilla bean.
Raisin, plum and cherry contrast against tart red currant in this “finest selection” from the producer. Juicy and broadly approachable, it has a likable thread of acidity that punctures through the hearty rich fruit and leathery texture.
The 2015 Zinfandel Saitone Ranch is medium garnet-purple colored and boldly scented of raspberry preserves, spice cake and prunes with suggestions of Indian spices, dusty soil and tobacco. Full-bodied, packed with spicy dried berry flavors and supported with chewy tannins, it has a crisp line of acid nicely lifting the pruney notions on the finish.
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.