2015
Estate Vineyard

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.

SCORE: 93 | JULY 31, 2018 | WINE SPECTATOR

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Full bodied and richly flavored, this velvety wine leads to a long, satisfying finish.

Aroma: 

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 2015 vintage in Sonoma County was the earliest harvested vintage to date, beginning in early August and finishing in mid-September.  A hot and dry summer led to developed fruit and  rich, ripe  flavors and while yield was down overall, the smaller berries had concentrated flavors and exceptional quality.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Russian River Valley
  • Harvest Date: Early August - Mid-September
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.4
  • Titratable Acidity: 6.4 g/L
  • Months in Barrel: 18
  • Cases Produced: 604
  • Aging:
    • 100% French Oak
    • 32% New Oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Chicken Bearnaise w/Mushroom
Fruits & Vegetables:
Baked Eggplant with Mushroom Tomato Sauce
Grains:
Mushroom Risotto
$72