Ruby colored in the glass, our 2013 OFS Pinot Noir opens with aromas of red fruit and star anise. Upon the palate, flavors of dark cherry, orange peel, raspberry and a touch of clove bring together this medium bodied wine. Nice acidity and medium plus length ensure that this is an immediately enjoyable Pinot Noir.
At DeLoach Vineyards we strive to produce distinctive wines that highlight unique terroirs in a socially and environmentally responsible way, practicing sustainable viticulture and minimally intrusive winemaking. The fruit for this Pinot Noir was grown in a cool climate, allowing the grapes to ripen over an extended season to develop concentrated flavors. We selected fruit from some of the finest vineyards in the Russian River Valley,
including our own Estate Vineyard and Starkey, Becnel, Heintz, Murray and Maboroshi, Vineyards.
After the grapes for this OFS Pinot Noir were hand-harvested and cluster sorted, they were open top fermented with native yeasts. The wine was gently basket-pressed and aged in 100% French oak barrels, which we hand-selected prior to blending, for 18 months prior to bottling..