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Score: 94 | December 1, 2014 | Wine & Spirits

This comes from the Durell Vineyard on the border of Carneros and Sonoma Valley, harvested at a sleek 21.6 degrees Brix, fermented without added yeasts and aged in new and once-used French oak. It's pretty irresistible, a savory pinot noir that feels energetic yet relaxed from its time spent in a barrel, centered around wild mushroom and light wood smoke aromas, glowing with the subtle brightness of its acidity. Harmonious and complex without any rough edges, this wine's texture is supple and meaty, satisfying with grilled quail.

Score: 93 | November 29, 2014 | Wine Advocate

Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. Lighter in color, there are plenty of pretty, demure red berry fruits on the nose of the Bonnes-Mares 2011 from Domaine de la Vougeraie: very pure and translating the essence of Pinoté, albeit not the kind of aromatics for someone seeking opulence. The palate is medium-bodied with very well-judged acidity. This just glides across the palate and down the throat in effortless fashion. Bon vin.

September 16, 2014 | Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Score: 90 | June 1, 2014 | Wine Enthusiast

This impressive wood-aged wine has weight, rich black and red berry flavors and a smooth, unctuous texture. With its concentration, ripeness, acidity and tannins, it could age through 2016.

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: 90 | May 1, 2014 | Steven Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good dark red-ruby. Sexy aromas of blackberry, mocha, coffee and minerals. Sweet, bright and classically dry, showing lovely definition and perfume to its musky blackberry and mineral flavors. Tannins are a touch dry but I like this laid-back style. Ultimately more complex than the 2010.
Score: 90 | April 1, 2014 | Wine Enthusiast
Cellar Selection. The Sebastopol Hills may someday be an appellation. This area of the southern valley lies open to maritime influences, making it cool. This polished Pinot shows its terroir in the brisk acidity, minerality and earthy fruit notes of pomegranates and heirloom tomatoes that accompany riper, sweeter raspberry and cherry flavors. A few years in the cellar should add traction.
Score: 90 | April 1, 2014 | Wine Enthusiast
This Zin is like a cuddly old pussycat. It purrs in your lap, yet there’s a lot of personality. The Old Vines designation refers to the sourcing of the grapes from pre-Prohibition vineyards. That may or may not account for the unusual softness and approachability. But what’s certain is that this Zinfandel is delicious in black cherries, raisins, olive tapenade, black pepper and smoky oak.
Score: 92 | April 1, 2014 | Wine Enthusiast
The Middle Reach is an informal name for the warmer, northern part of the valley that should have its own appellation. In this wine, you’ll find elaborate apricot, tangerine, Meyer lemon and peach flavors, alongside brisk acidity and oak influences. It’s a gorgeous wine for drinking soon.
Score: 92 | April 1, 2014 | Wine Enthusiast

De Loach’s OFS bottling is a barrel selection of the winery’s extensive vineyard holdings. This 2011 is dry, balanced in acidity and tannins and quite impressive for the way the ripe red fruits and berries hold back, tantalizing with hints of ripeness yet receding into dryness.