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DeLoach Vineyards Reviews

Score: 89 | December 31, 2022 | Wine Enthusiast

Firm tannins and a healthy stamp of toasted oak give this full-bodied wine an almost chewy texture. Cedar, wood smoke and cranberry flavors are complex and deep.

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: 89 | July 31, 2022 | Wine Spectator

Rich and creamy, with a touch of clove-laced spice to the malt and baked apple flavors, which mingle with peach and apricot notes on a plush frame. Drink now. 1,600 cases made.

Score: 89 | June 3, 2021 | Wine Advocate

Medium ruby in color, the 2019 Pinot Noir Estate was made from certified organic and biodynamic grapes. It has an appealing broodiness, with notes of iron, tabacco leaf and woodsmoke over a core of rhubarb. The medium-bodied palate is a bit tarter than expected, with bright red berry character and a juicy, slightly dilute finish. Drink 2021-2024 -Erin Brooks

Score: 88 | December 9, 2014 | Wine Spectator

Aromas of crushed rock, ripe plum, cherry and raspberry form a pleasing core of aromas, turning graceful and refined on the palate without sacrificing the tannic backbone. Drink now through 2022. - J.L. 

Score: 89 | November 1, 2014 | Wine Spectator

Fresh, with snappy raspberry, watermelon and strawberry fruit that's focused and vibrant, ending with firm tannins that show a pleasant crushed rock loaminess. Drink now through 2023. - J.L.

Score: 88 | August 1, 2014 | Wine & Spirits

Decant this to allow the initial reduction to blow off. Underneath there's a sappy Russian River chardonnay with exuberant fruit ripeness, the aromas suggesting peach and apricot. It's a sunny white to serve well chilled with grilled chicken.

Score: 88 | July 1, 2014 | Wine Enthusiast
Although the wine is labeled a Vineyard Designate, it’s a blend of multimple vineyards. Dry, fairly full-bodied and tannic, it has complex cherry, currant, licorice and sandalwood flavors.
Score: 89 | May 1, 2014 | Wine Enthusiast
A young, structured Pinot Noir exuding tart red cherry and pomegranate, clearly grown in a cool climate in a cool year with an undertone of brushy herbes de Provence. The finish continues the theme of tartness and acidity, a willing partner for something unexpected like oysters or bacon-wrapped dates.
Score: Silver | May 1, 2014 | Riverside International Wine Competition
Score: 88 | April 30, 2014 | Wine Spectator
Zesty and vibrant with raspberry and smoky dried herb aromas, layered with flavors of boysenberry, grilled mint and cracked pepper.
Score: 87 | April 1, 2014 | Wine Spectator
Tart and zesty, with dried cranberry and herb aromas, leading to cherry and spice flavors. Drink now through 2019. 144 cases made.
Score: 87 | April 1, 2014 | Wine Enthusiast
The grapes are from an old vineyard on the warmer eastern side of Russian River Valley, in the Mayacamas foothills. The wine is exceptionally ripe, with blackberries veering into prunes and raisins. The tannins are wonderfully smooth and complex. Drink it now with barbecue.
Score: 88 | April 1, 2014 | Wine Spectator
Offers a spicy cola edge to the peppery red berry fruit. Balanced and medium-weight, this is easy-drinking now. Drink now through 2020.
Score: Silver | February 6, 2014 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: 88 | December 31, 2013 | Wine Spectator
Fresh and snappy, with vibrant pear, honeysuckle, ginger and piecrust notes. Still raw, but offers persistent core of flavors.
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: 89 | December 1, 2013 | The Wine Advocate
The 2011 Chardonnay Hawk Hill Vineyard is slightly more mineral-dominated, revealing notes of wet gravel, honeysuckle and a hint of white peach. This medium to full-bodied, delicious, impressive 2011 Chardonnay should be drunk over the next 3-4 years.
Score: Gold | September 30, 2013 | Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Score: Silver | March 1, 2013 | 2013 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition