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.
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.
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.