2016
Anderson Valley

Pinot Noir
Description

At DeLoach Vineyards we strive to produce distinctive wines that spotlight unique terroirs in a socially and environmentally responsible way. We practice sustainable viticulture and utilize minimalistic winemaking techniques that allow the terroir to shine through in each wine we craft.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Our 2016 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir opens with lush aromas of ripe dark fruit and ginger snap. 

Palate: 

The palate is dense and rich with notes of black raspberry, dark plum and black currant, accented with notes of black licorice leading to a rich, round mouthfeel. Fine, integrated tannins lead to a delightfully long and distinctive finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2016 growing season was another early harvest, similar to the previous few vintages. While grape yields were down throughout the state, the quality and depth of flavor of the fruit was exceptional. Despite a drier than average year and inconsistent weather patterns, grapes ripened and matured at optimal levels allowing remarkable flavor development resulting in balanced wines. The grapes were sourced form a vineyard located in the west end of the Anderson Valley, between Navarro and Philo. The vineyards proximity to the Pacific Ocean provides the cooling effect that is so important in producing high quality Pinot Noir.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Anderson Valley
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • pH: 3.36
  • Total Acidity: 6.50 g/L
  • Aging:
    • 17 months 
    • 30% New Oak
  • Production: 230 cases
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Country-Style Pork Ribs
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses
Fruits & Vegetables:
Grilled Portobello Slices
Sauces:
Pepper Sauce
Grains:
Mushroom Quiche
$45