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DeLoach Vineyards Reviews

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 | January 22, 2023 | 2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
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: 91 | June 9, 2022 | 2022 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition
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: 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: 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: 92 | June 3, 2021 | Wine Advocate

From the Boisset Collection, the 2018 Chardonnay Estate was made with certified organic and biodynamic grapes. The nose is open-knit with aromas of warm apple, toast, cheese rind and roasted almonds with savory undertones. The medium-bodied palate is rounded and gently creamy in the mouth, with a fresh, juicy entry that fleshes out into more savory tones on the long finish. -Erin Brooks

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: 93 | October 1, 2020 | Wine Enthusiast

This distinctive and complex wine offers a bouquet of dark fruit, bay leaf and black tea that are joined in the flavors by black cherry and clove. Excellent depth of flavor, full body and layering add to its quality and interest. Best through 2024. 

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: 93 | July 31, 2018 | Wine Spectator

Scents of blackberry and raspberry jam highlight the aroma, yet this is snappier and livelier on the palate, turning pleasantly supple and silky, gliding along on the finish. 

Score: 91 | July 4, 2018 | Planet Grape

Rich, supple and intense with notes of blueberry, boysenberry, cocoa, cinnamon and cedar. 

Score: 92 | July 4, 2018 | Planet Grape

Smokey, pithy and ripe with notes of grilled pineapple, cinnamon toast and crème brulee. 

Score: 91 | July 4, 2018 | Planet Grape

Soft, smooth and fresh with notes of lemon cream, apple crisp, grilled pineapple and buttered rum. 

Score: 90 | July 4, 2018 | Planet Grape

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

Score: 92+ | April 27, 2018 | Wine Advocate

Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Pinot Noir Les Parcelles Cacheés Estate Vineyard is a little broody to begin, offering peeks at crushed black cherries, dark chocolate and red currant notes plus hints of wild thyme, damp soil, mossy bark and garrigue. Medium-bodied, delicately fruited and with chewy tannins, it features great freshness and a very earthy finish. 

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 Chardonnay O.F.S. reveals notes of freshly shaved ginger, marzipan and pie crust over a core of spiced pears, Golden Delicious apples and honeydew melon. Medium to full-bodied, it features spice-laced apple and pear flavors with a pleasantly oily texture and an invigorating 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: Gold, 90 Points | April 3, 2018 | San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge
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: 92 | April 15, 2016 | Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge
Score: 91 | June 1, 2014 | Wine Enthusiast
DeLoach continues to impress with this Lake County vineyard-designate, a well-balanced Zin with plenty of density amid its brick tar and brambly blackberry fruit. With leveled acidity along with plenty of power, it’lll both age and be pleasing to drink now, with smoky meats.
Score: 91 | October 1, 2012 | Beverage Dynamics
Smooth and concentrated with a magnificent core of raspberry, wild berry, blackberry and pomegranate flavors that all come together perfectly on a spicy, lengthy finish; great value.