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DeLoach Vineyards Reviews

Score: 3 Stars | January 18, 2024 | Washington Post

Here’s a great everyday-style wine for when you just want a good chardonnay with some peach and apricot fruit character and a hint of sweetness, but nothing to contemplate or hijack your dinner conversation with oenogeeky discourse. It’s straightforward, simple and delicious. - Dave McIntyre

Score: Gold 90 Points | October 15, 2023 | Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
Score: Silver | October 15, 2023 | Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Score: Silver | October 15, 2023 | Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Score: 90 | July 5, 2023 | Wine & Spirits

Black and ripe, this wine’s candied-cherry flavors have a Port-like sweetness, while there’s enough acidity to keep it juicy. “Bottom notes give it depth and resonance,” said James Conley of Keen’s Steakhouse, while others pointed to the walnut scents of oak, and highlights of thyme and rosemary.

Score: 90 PTS GOLD | April 7, 2023 | 2023 Los Angeles International Wine Competition
Score: 90 PTS GOLD | April 7, 2023 | 2023 Los Angeles International Wine Competition
Score: SILVER | April 7, 2023 | Los Angeles International Wine Competition
Score: SILVER | April 7, 2023 | Los Angeles International Wine Competition
Score: 90 | February 1, 2023 | Wine & Spirits

Here’s a wine for those who like a little sea wrack in their pinot noir; this one has oceanic persistence and sweet, high-toned strawberry fruit. You could think of the green herb scents as nori, to complement nigiri sushi.

Score: 91 | February 1, 2023 | Wine & Spirits

Bright cherry, tart strawberry and rhubarb notes form the center of this wine, all edged in mineral tannins. The flavors are light and transparent, their delicacy and finesse lasting, along with a heavier note of extract that may merge into the wine with a year in bottle. 

Score: Silver | January 22, 2023 | 2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Score: 88 | December 31, 2022 | Wine Enthusiast

Ultraripe, ultrasmooth and seemingly sweet, this jammy-flavored, full-bodied and lowacidity wine boasts dried black fruits, cinnamon, cloves and a touch of honey.

Score: 91 | December 31, 2022 | Wine Enthusiast

A potpourri of spices, herbs and black tea fill the aroma of this complex, oaky and full-bodied wine. Wood char, cinnamon and cloves meet dark plums, black cherries and a touch of spicy ginger.

Score: 93, Editors' Choice | December 31, 2022 | Wine Enthusiast

This robust, fruity and moderately tannic wine will pair well with grills and roasts, as its firm texture and generous dark plum and blackberry flavors have plenty of power. Made from the fruit of several pre-Prohibition vineyards, the wine is full bodied, peppery and complex. Editors’ Choice.

Score: 90 | December 1, 2021 | Wine Enthusiast

A rich expression of a coastal wine, this tastes of pear, banana and pie crust, the floral earthy intensity. Tight-grained tannin and oak form around baking-spice and vanilla undertones. Virginie Boone

Score: 92 | December 1, 2021 | Wine Enthusiast

With a floral entry of jasmine and fennel, this is an earthy, balanced wine with ample complexity and a spicy center of Gravenstein apple and baking spice. The oak is well integrated and present. Virginie Boone

Score: SILVER | September 26, 2021 | Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Score: 91 | September 1, 2021 | Wine Enthusiast

This is a salty, savory and lengthy white from a cool-climate site, richly layered in butterscotch and baked apple. Made in a hearty style, it remains fresh via underlying acidity and is accented in nutmeg and oak. Virginie Boone

Score: 95 | July 9, 2021 | Decanter

Medium ruby-garnet colour. This has sumptuous, spicy aromas of damson plum, black cherry, earth and underbrush. A well-endowed Pinot Noir, coating the palate with concentrated black cherry, spiced plum, and a tapestry of fine cedar tannins...

Score: 90 | July 1, 2021 | Wine Enthusiast

Great balance and a refreshing bit of restraint make this medium-bodied wine charming and elegant. It will be easy to come back to for all kinds of meals. Vibrant raspberry and red cherry meet light oak spices on a smooth, lightly tannic texture. JIM GORDON

Score: 90 | June 28, 2021 | Wine & Spirits

This meaty, gamey zin evoked food descriptions as well as pairing suggestions. The wine itself is bright and gracious enough to rise above its oaken riches, focusing instead on the scent of hng game, with high-toned cherry scents lasting in a way that would accommodate meaty-stuffed cabbage or a roast pork chop with crisp cracklings at the edges. - J.G.

Score: 90 | October 1, 2020 | Wine Enthusiast

From dry-farmed, century-old vines, this wine is richly ripe in plum and black cherry, with a hot and heavy presence tempered by a lift of acidity. Dusty tannin and tobacco ride out the finish. 

Score: 92 | November 1, 2018 | Wine Enthusiast

From a site within the cool Sebastopol Hills, this light-bodied wine is earthy, minty and spicy, with length and grace. Smooth and silky on the palate, it shines in dark cherry, cassis and cardamom, and has a memorable, lasting finish. 

Score: 91 | November 1, 2018 | Wine Enthusiast

Tart and tangy, with a high-strung streak of acidity that’s fresh and focused, this wine traffics in forest pine, strawberry and a lasting linger of orange rind. 

Score: Double Gold | September 24, 2018 | Harvest Fair, Sonoma County
Score: 90 | July 4, 2018 | Planet Grape

Creamy, bright and fresh with notes of lemon drop, strawberry ice cream, watermelon and honeydew. 

Score: 95 | April 27, 2018 | Wine Advocate

Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Pinot Noir La Bienvenue Estate Vineyard reveals a nose of crushed blackberries, wild blueberries and black raspberries with touches of fertile loam, bay leaves and black truffles. Medium to full-bodied, it offers a great intensity of black and red berry flavors with stacks of earthy undertones and firm, fine-grained tannins, finishing on a lingering mineral note. 

Score: 91 | April 27, 2018 | Wine Advocate

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. 

Score: 90 | April 27, 2018 | Wine Advocate

The 2015 Zinfandel Rue Vineyard is medium to deep garnet-purple with a nose of baked raspberries, blackberry compote and blueberry pie notions with touches of Chinese five spice, hoisin, black olives and fragrant earth. Full-bodied, richly fruited and very spicy in the mouth, the dried berry flavors are framed by chewy tannins and a tart line of acid, finishing on a fruitcake note. 

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: 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: 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: 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.