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DeLoach Vineyards Reviews

Score: 94 | February 18, 2018 | Wine Enthusiast

This is an expansive, vibrantly alive and buzzy white that’s floral in apple and orange blossom aromas. Its freshness is complemented by richer deeper undertones of baked quince and tangerine, with a gravelly stony quality to the texture that makes it hard to resist. 

Score: 94 | February 18, 2018 | Wine Enthusiast

From a site situated at 900-feet in elevation and located blissfully close to the coast, this vineyard-designate is intensely salty and briny, in firm grasp of stony mineral characteristics. With a depth and breadth of full-bodied concentration, it’s complex and layered in Gravenstein apple and pear, the aromas a mix of honeysuckle and apple blossom. 

Score: 92 | February 18, 2018 | Wine Enthusiast

Reduced oak settles in the glass to unleash juicy flavors of Gravenstein apple, lemon, grapefruit and white flower. Gravelly texture gives it context and complexity that buoys the full-bodied frame and allows for persistent acidity.

Score: Gold | January 30, 2018 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: Gold | January 30, 2018 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: Double Gold | January 30, 2018 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: Double Gold | January 30, 2018 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: Double Gold | January 30, 2018 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: 90 | January 19, 2018 | Wine & Spirits

A warm and luscious chardonnay, this is full of buttered-toast flavors, melding oak and lees into the sweet orchard fruit. It's broad and a little rustic, with green tea and ripe peach notes, an ample wine to please lovers of oaky chardonnay.

Score: Gold | January 14, 2018 | San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Score: Silver | January 14, 2018 | San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Score: Silver | January 14, 2018 | San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Score: Gold | November 21, 2017 | Grand Harvest Awards
Score: Silver | November 21, 2017 | Grand Harvest Awards
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: 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: 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: 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.