The 2015 vintage in Sonoma County was the earliest harvested vintage to date. A hot and dry summer led to developed fruit and rich, ripe flavors of strawberry, Santa Rosa plum and ripe cherry that are balanced with an earthy note of black tea and a hint of baking spice.
La Bienvenue, meaning "welcome" is from the parcel located at the front of our estate vines. It is composed of grapes from 828 and La Tache clones, which offer vibrant acidity and concentrated, but quintessential Russian River Valley red fruit.
Les Parcelles Cachées, meaning "the hidden parcel" is located at the back of the estate and comes from Mt Eden and Swan clonal selections blended together, creating a wine with perfumed lilac aromas and generous mixed dark blue and red fruit characteristics.
Our 2013 vintage of the Green Valley Pinot Noir opens with alluring aromas of cola, currant and baking spice. Richly complex flavors of cherry, ripe raspberry, licorice and tobacco coat the palate of this full bodied, well-structured wine that culminates in a long, satisfying finish. Our chef suggests pairing it alongside a spiced seared duck breast.
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 offers aromas of dark plum, black cherry and soft baking spices. Flavors of fresh wild strawberries, rose petal, black cardamom and a touch of caramel spread across the palate with a velvety mouthfeel and well-balanced acidity.
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.
Opening with a fragrant nose of rose water, pine duff, star anise and orange peel, this wine opens to entice the palate. A perfect balance of fruit flavors and savory notes, this Pinot Noir spreads across the palate with flavors of ripe cherry, plumb and cocoa. It has medium plus body and high tannins with a long, spreading finish not to be missed.
The finest Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, our 2016 O.F.S. Pinot Noir opens with ripe, red fruit aromas with orange zest and a touch of star anise. Striking flavors of raspberry, cherry and red currant are accented by notes of bakers chocolate. Medium bodied with bight acidity, this wine has a long lasting and clean 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 stunning deep purple color in the glass, our 2016 Riebli Valley Vineyard Zinfandel opens with rich aromatics of violet, blackberry and fresh cracked pepper. Intensely spreading across the palate, concentrated flavors of blueberry, raspberry and currant are complemented with a touch of sweet maple on the finish. Dense and well-balanced with great tannin structure, this wine is immediately enjoyable but will also age beautifully over the next 7-8 years.
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.
Sourced and hand harvested from Fanucchi, Saitone, BCD, Slusser, Rue and Boschetti Vineyards, some of Russian River Valleys premier old vine Zinfandel vineyards, the fruit for this delicious wine was chosen for superior quality and variety. In warmer reaches of the valley where old vines persevere, grapes ripen over an extended season to develop wonderfully complex flavors.
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.
Our 2015 Hawk Hill Vineyard Chardonnay, a golden hue in the glass, offers alluring aromas of lemon crème, vanilla and a bright dash of Granny Smith apple. Luscious flavors of almond paste and caramel lead to a hint of cinnamon spice upon the finish and are bal-anced with bright acidity and medium body. This well-structured Chardonnay pairs well with mild cheeses or rich seafood dishes.
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.
Our OFS Chardonnay, a delightful golden hue in the glass, is a balanced, complex wine that reflects the best characteristics of each of the vineyards that contribute to the final blend. The 2014 vintage offers an aromatic bouquet of green apple and orange blossom with a touch of graham cracker. Flavors of golden pear and baking spices are accented with vanilla and a touch of oak. This medium bodied wine has a lingering finish that pairs perfectly with Moroccan tagine.
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.
Staying true to DeLoach's French roots, Le Royal was produced by méthode traditionnelle (méthode champenoise in Champagne), a process that was awarded UNESCO Heritage designation in Champagne in 2015 and is, arguably, the most high-quality and appreciated method for sparkling wine production. Le Royal was aged sur lie and en tirage for 24 months, bottled on April 22, 2018 then underwent secondary fermentation in the bottle before being disgorged on May 15, 2018