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2016
Estate

Pinot Noir
Description

On February 3, 2010, Demeter USA, the only certification agent for Biodynamic@ farms in the United States, certified the l 7-acre estate vineyard and garden at Deloach Vineyards, fully compliant with their standards for Demeter Biodynamic status. As one of only sixty-four 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 Earth's natural cycles.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

The ultimate expression of our Russian River terroir, our 2016 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir opens with aromas of raspberry and candied orange peel with hints of anise. 

Palate: 

Luscious flavors of strawberry, Santa Rosa plum and ripe cherry are balanced with an earthy note of black tea and hint of baking spice.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

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.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Russian River Valley
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.64
  • Titratable Acidity: 5.5 g/L
  • Months in Barrel: 16
  • Cases Produced: 499
  • Aging:
    • 100% French oak
    • 35% New oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Chicken Bearnaise w/Mushroom; Pork Chops with Lemon Seasoning
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses
Fruits & Vegetables:
Baked Eggplant with Mushroom Tomato Sauce
Grains:
Wild mushroom pasta
SKU:
DPNE1636M
$72