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.
The 2016 vintage in Sonoma County was almost perfect with moderate late winter rains, providing a healthy boost to the droughtstricken region. Moderate spring and summer weather led to elegant, profound wines with tremendous amounts of expression even at an early age.
This vintage of our Estate selection Les Parcelles Cachées comes from the western block of our vineyards in the back of the winery and is a blend of the Mt. Eden and Swan clonal selections. These blocks produce lower yields and a more concentrated flavor profile. Both were fermented using their native yeasts in open top fermenters with hand punchdowns before being bottled unfiltered.
Alluring aromas of cherry cola and cassis are complemented by notes of orange zest and soft baking spice. Earthy flavors of shiitake mushroom are balanced with bright flavors of raspberry and black cherry with a touch of cardamom. Spreading and full-bodied, this velvety wine is well-structured with a long finish. Made to be enjoyed upon release, pair this Pinot Noir with a classic seared duck breast in tart cherry sauce or a wild mushroom risotto.
A striking ruby color in the glass, this Vineyard Designate Pinot Noir opens with inviting aromas of sandalwood and lavender accented with a touch of strawberry. Fine-grained tannins and great structure are heightened by ripe red fruit flavors and a hint of shiitake on the back palate.
Bringing together the best fruit from our Marin County growing partners, this captivating Pinot Noir opens with enticing red fruit aromas and hints of cherry and mushroom. Ripe flavors of strawberry and cranberry with a touch of clove and cardamom dance on the palate - succulent, soft tannins and well-balanced acidity lead to a long finish. A perfect pairing with a variety of culinary creations!
Our 2014 Pennacchio Vineyard Pinot Noir offers concentrated, dark fruit aromas and rich flavors of cranberry, blueberry, plum and a touch of cocoa. With a silky mouthfeel and long finish, this full-bodied Pinot Noir pairs well with wild game or glazed duck.
Our 2014 Stubbs Vineyard Pinot Noir opens with earthy aromas of Shiitake mushroom and dark red fruits. Upon the palate, flavors of sweet fruits, violet and white pepper are accented with a touch of minerality. With compact richness and a concentrated core, this wine is an elegant expression of the unique terroir of Marin County.
The van der Kamp family embraces natural farming and non-invasive techniques. The vineyard has a great amount of variation in soil types, slopes, and sun and wind exposure. Warm days are cooled by foggy nights allowing optimal conditions for rich flavor and balanced acidity to develop.
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, Starkey Vineyard and BCD Vineyard.
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.
Planted to a mix of Zinfandel and a few Petite Sirah vines in the late 1800s in the new Fountaingrove District AVA, just 10 miles east of our winery, the Riebli Valley Vineyard has been farmed using organic methods for over a century.
A deep ruby color in the glass, our 2015 Rue Vineyard Zinfandel offers dark aromas of black cherry with savory notes of tobacco leaf. A richly layered palate exhibits brambly flavors of black raspberry and cassis with a hint of soft spice. The dusty, firm tannins and coating mouthfeel lead to a lingering finish.
Garnet in the glass, this big, well-structured Zinfandel opens with aromas of ripe, black fruit and a touch of pepper. Flavors of plum and cherry laced with cocoa powder and a hint of minerality lead to a long, satisfying 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.
The 2017 vintage was marked by extreme conditions that reduced crop size, starting with abundant winter rainfall and mild spring weather, which led to vigorous vines. The growing season saw three heat spikes, including one over Labor Day weekend that kicked harvest into high gear.
This beautiful Chardonnay opens with bright aromas of apple and mandarin blossoms with a touch of lemon curd and caramel. Creamy flavors of baked green apple, vanilla and almond paste are accented with notes of cinnamon and a touch of oak. Medium bodied, this wine has a long finish that spreads across the palate.
Our 2014 Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay opens with delicate white flower aromatics mingled with Fuji apple and subtle ginger spice notes. Flavors of ripe peach, nectarine and almond paste are complemented by vanilla oak flavors. Creamy and rich upon the palate, this full bodied Chardonnay offers a defined structure and spreading flavors leading to a delightfully lingering finish.
Our 2015 Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay opens with enticing aromas of Asian Pear and hazelnut with a touch of Meyer lemon. Creamy flavors of Fuji apple with toasted oats and vanilla crème spread across the palate. Well balanced acidity and a long finish make this a delightful pairing with roasted chicken or hard cheeses.
Our 2016 Stubbs Vineyard Chardonnay opens with a bright nose of white peach, nectarines and lime zest. Rich flavors of toasted lemon curd and hazelnut with a hint of soft spice coat the palate. This full-bodied Chardonnay offers a concentrated core and lingering finish, making it a perfect pairing to dishes like layered Paella or chicken alfredo.
This wine was made in the deliberate rosé style: The grapes were hand-picked, sorted and destemmed for overnight juice-skin contact, pressed, then aged sur lie for six months. As the skins contain most of the tannins, the structure of this rosé has less of a tannic mouthfeel than a typical saignée style rosé. It has a crisp, blanced acidity and is a delightful aperitif.
Surrounded by water, 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.
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.
Since apples were planted on Sonoma's Coast by Russian explorers in 1811, Sonoma's Sebastopol region has been world famous for its perfect expression of the unique apple terroir. Born again in prominence, the apple is no longer the captive of Sonoma's wine world as winemakers are tempted by the forbidden fruits of nature to explore the titillating flavors of Sonoma apple cider. With a winemaker's pedigree, and a Franco-American influence, Jean-Charles Boisset and Brian Maloney, Winemaker at DeLoach Vineyards and Buena Vista Winery, united their winemaking know-how with curiosity for the apple terroir of Sonoma to create La Captive.