Creamy, offering a smooth mix of red and black fruits and spice, anise, black licorice and subtle earth notes, with mushroom and forest floor accents. Ends with fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2022.—J.L.
DeLoach Vineyards Reviews
Score: 89 | December 1, 2013 | The Wine Advocate
The 2010 Pinot Noir Maboroshi Vineyard is one of the first vineyards from which the fog lifts in the early morning. Dark ruby-hued, with notes of root vegetables, earth and berry fruit, this soft, round, voluptuous Pinot is far more sexy in the mouth than I expected. Drink this attractive, lush Pinot Noir over the next 2-3 years.
Score: 87 | October 1, 2013 | Burghound
A moderately high-toned nose features notes of raspberry, cranberry and red cherry leads to opulent and very rich medium weight flavors that possess noticeable mid-palate sweetness that is contrasted against a slightly odd finish that displays an unusual sweet/dry/bitter character. In this case it is less pronounced than in the Thornton but it’s present all the same.
Score: 92 | July 1, 2013 | Wine Enthusiast
Though DeLoach's Lake County Zinfandel-- a regular in the producer's line-up of prominent wines-- is a departure of form in its big boned nature, it is entirely in keeping with its sister wines in terms of balance. Fragrant and spicy, with a depth of blackberry fruit, the finish is long and satisfying. This is a fine food-pairing with wine. - VB