The 2016 vintage in Sonoma County was almost perfect with moderate late winter rains, providing a healthy boost to the drought-stricken region. Moderate spring and summer weather led to elegant, profound wines with tremendous amounts of expression even at an early age.
Made with Organic and Biodynamically Grown Grapes.
This vintage of our Estate selection La Bienvenue comes from the eastern block of our vineyards in the front of the winery and is a blend of the Calera, LT, 23 and 828 clonal selections. The 23 and 828 clones were harvested the first week of September and were whole cluster fermented, allowing darker colors and deeper flavors to develop. The Calera and LT clones were harvested slightly later and contributed minerality, spice and depth of character to the finished wine. All were fermented using their native yeasts in open top fermenters with hand punch downs before being bottled.
This Estate Pinot Noir opens with bright fruit aromas of black cherry, blackberry and red currants with notes of earth and sweet spice. Rich with layered flavors of dark chocolate, wild thyme and oak tones and just a touch of tobacco. This is a structured wine with great density and a savory finish.
This captivating Pinot Noir opens with enticing red fruit aromas and hints of cherry, cranberry and mushroom. Ripe flavors of strawberry and red currant with a touch of clove and cardamom dance on the palate - succulent, soft tannins and well-balanced acidity lead to a long finish.
In the western hills of the Russian River Valley, the small Green Valley appellation is one of Sonoma Countys coolest regions. Evening fog rolls in over from the Pacific Ocean to temper the warm summer days. These optimal conditions extend the growing season, encouraging flavor concentration in the berries while soils rich in minerals from an ancient seabed infuse the fruit with nuanced flavors.
This 2018 Pinot Noir has a beautiful bouquet of red fruits with floral notes. The delicate palate has soft, integrated tannins with cherry, pomegranate and rose petal with a touch of orange peel and dried herbs. The finish is seamless and elegant.
With the Pacific Ocean to the west and San Pablo Bay to the east, Marin County is one of the coolest AVAs in California. The winter temperatures are typically warmer than Napa and Sonoma because of the surrounding bodies of water and its heavy precipitation. While bud break is accelerated, the cool spring and summer seasons lead to long hang times. This longer growing season lends itself to high-quality wines with balance, natural acidity, and lower alcohol levels.
Spicy aromas of white pepper and cardamom greet the nose in this 2017 Pinot Noir from the Pennacchio Vineyard. Bold and rich fruit flavors of rhubarb, pomegranate, dark cherry and orange peel are complemented by accents of black tea. This is a finely textured wine with balanced acidity and a freshness on the finish with lingering berry notes.
A beautiful dark ruby red color in the glass, this Pinot Noir opens with blackberry and raspberry aromas mixed with earthy notes. Elegant flavors of strawberry and red plum are complemented by baking spice and white pepper. This is a medium-bodied wine with balanced acidity and a touch of minerality on the lingering finish.
A medium ruby color in the glass with aromas of Earl Grey tea, cola, eucalyptus and earthy notes. Bright cherry and blueberry flavors are met with hints of nutmeg and Asian spice. Refreshing acidity and grainy tannins lead to a long and nuanced finish.
Powerful aromas of spice, red currants and a hint of rose spring from the glass in this 2019 Pinot Noir. Raspberry and dark cherry flavors are accented by notes of forest floor. This is a vibrant and refreshing wine with a nice fruity finish that lingers.
This 2018 Fanucchi-Wood Road Vineyard Zinfandel opens with intense aromas of blackberry and black cherry with earthy notes. Oering power and plenty of structured tannins, the dark fruit flavors mingle with cola and vanilla creating a gravelly texture on the palate. The bright acidity leads to a lengthy and flavorful finish.
In honor of the many old Zinfandel vineyards that were overlooked for decades in Sonoma County due to prohibition, our Forgotten Vines blend is comprised of several exemplary mature vineyards. These heritage vineyards were first planted in the late 1800s and early 1900s in the warmer reaches of the region. Planted as field blends, Zinfandel is the primary varietal planted, but not the only varietal. Petite Sirah, Carignane, Alicante Bouchet and even some native vines can also be found in some of the vineyards. The vineyards are harvested separately and remain separate throughout fermentation and aging until the final Forgotten Vines blend is crafted.
A dark, deep red in the glass, this Zinfandel opens with dark fruit aromas of blackberry and black cherry with a touch of fresh black pepper. This is a big wine with dense raspberry and blueberry flavors. Full-bodied with balanced acidity and firm tannins, this wine lingers on the palate and has a kiss of violet on the finish.
Enticing aromas of raspberry and spice cake with hints of dust. Baked cherry and blackberry flavors are layered with notes of sweet oak. This is a bold and complex wine with a textured palate and balanced acidity and a touch of herbal notes on the finish.
A true blend of signature Russian River Valley Zinfandel selections, our 2017 O.F.S. Zinfandel opens with a bouquet of aromas of raspberries, black cherry and subtle notes of mushroom. On the palate, youre immediately met with flavors of strawberry tart, while underlying darker fruit and creme brulee linger on the finish. The silky mouthfeel and medium body make this a well-structured yet balanced wine with a lingering finish.
On February 3, 2010, Demeter USA, the only certification agent for Biodynamic® farms in the United States, certified the 17-acre estate vineyard and garden at DeLoach Vineyards, fully compliant with their standards for Demeter Biodynamic status. As one of less than 100 wineries or vineyards in the U.S. with Demeter certified Biodynamic estate vineyards, DeLoach is among an elite group of sustainable wine grape growers committed to farming in parallel with the Earths natural cycles.
Rich aromas of ripe peach, popcorn and a hint of toasted oak. Creamy flavors of apricot, green apple and dried ginger are layered with notes of honey. This a full-bodied and balanced Chardonnay with a luscious and lingering finish.
Alluring citrus aromas waft from the glass with a touch of minerality. Mandarin orange, lemon curd and nuances of toffee and clove flavors spread across the palate. This is a crisp and refreshing Chardonnay with a silky and well-balanced finish.
With the Pacific Ocean to the west and the San Francisco Bay to the east, Marin County is one of the coolest AVAs in California. The winter temperatures are typically warmer than Napa and Sonoma because of the surrounding bodies of water and its heavy precipitation. While bud break is accelerated, the cool spring and summer seasons lead to long hang times. This longer growing season lends itself to high quality wines with balance, natural acidity, and lower alcohol levels.
This lovely Chardonnay opens with floral aromas of mandarin blossoms, a touch of lemon zest and a hint of green apple. Soft flavors of vanilla and crème brûlée greet the palate with notes of nutmeg touch of oak. This medium bodied Chardonnay has well balanced acidity and structure, leaving a long and lingering finish.
A lovely blush in color, this 2020 Rosé opens with notes of watermelon, cranberry and orange blossom. Red fruit flavors continue through to the palate with raspberry, strawberry and rhubarb mixed with a touch of grapefruit. The finish is refreshing and crisp, a perfect summer sipping wine.
Our 2020 Pinot Noir Blanc white wine opens with citrus aromas of lemon and lime with a note of orange blossom. Bright and refreshing on the palate, flavors of grapefruit and stone fruit are complemented with a touch of blood orange. This is a balanced and crisp wine with a nice minerality on the finish.
The 2019 Petaluma Gap Riesling jumps from the glass with aromas of white peach, fresh pineapple, and ginger spice. On the palate the wine is bursting with flavors of apricot, pear, and wet stone. This wine is beautifully balanced with bright acidity and subtle minerality with a mouthwatering finish.
The fruit for our Vieilles Vignes Blanc is harvested from the heart of the cool Russian River Valley appellation from three distinctive vineyards: Ritchie, Saitone and Rusty Gate Farm. The Ritchie Vineyard vines are over 40 years old and yield small clusters with ripe skins and concentrated flavors. The Saitone Vineyard is located just under a mile from DeLoach and in the vineyard, the white varietal vines are intermixed among the red grapes. The Albariño was harvested form the Rusty Gate Farm Vineyard that is planted to two acres of Albariño vines in deep, well-drained sandy loam soil.
Using estate grapes and selected fruit from growers in the Russian River Valley, the “Russian River Valley” series of wines represent the “heart and soul” of DeLoach offerings. Consistently award winning and satisfying, the wines exhibit an elegant fruit-forward flavor profile unique to this appellation. Our Late Harvest Gewürztraminer is made only in those years when growing conditions allow the grapes to develop the rich qualities necessary for this sort of wine.
Our Blanc de Noirs is bright, fresh, and perfumed to the nose along with a hint of apricot aromas in association with floral notes of peonies and freesia. The flavors build in the mid-palate with lush flavors of peach, honeydew melon and vanilla with a lingering, and elegant finish.
This 2019 Carignane wine was whole-cluster fermented in a concrete egg before aging in amphora for five months. Made from naturally occurring minerals of water, earth, air and fire, amphorae have been used as a vessel for aging wine for more than 6,000 years. Carignane, a storied variety with roots dating back to the 9th century BC, is a limited-edition wine made with 100% organic grapes. The ancient practice of crafting wine in amphorae increases the development of aromas such as nuts, baked fruit and lends a slight tea characteristic with subdued acidity and rich mineral flavors.
This 2019 Ribolla Gialla, a white Italian wine grape originally from the northeast region of Fruili, was destemmed and skin fermented by native yeast in clay amphorae for four weeks, resulting in a wine with a golden hue. The ancient practice of crafting wine in amphorae increases the development of aromas such as nuts, baked fruit and lends a slight tea characteristic with subdued acidity and rich mineral flavors. This orange wine, another name for a skin-fermented white wine, is a great match with bold foods and drinks more like a red wine rather than a white wine.