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 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.
The Pennacchio Vineyard Pinot Noir is always a big, intense Pinot Noir with concentrated, dark fruit flavors. Black cherries and plums are accented with notes of dried rose petals and wet stone. A full-bodied Pinot Noir, this wine will pair well with wild game or glazed duck.
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.
In honor of the many old Zinfandel vineyards that were overlooked for decades in Sonoma County, our Forgotten Vines blend is comprised of several exemplary mature vineyards first planted in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
A deep ruby color in the glass, our 2016 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.
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.
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.
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