2017
Our Finest Selection, O.F.S.

Pinot Noir
Description

At DeLoach Vineyards we strive to produce distinctive wines that highlight unique terroirs in a socially and environmentally responsible way, practicing sustainable viticulture and minimally intrusive winemaking. The fruit for this Pinot Noir was grown in a cool climate, allowing the grapes to ripen over an extended season to develop concentrated flavors. We selected fruit from some of the finest vineyards in the Russian River Valley, including our own Estate Vineyard, Starkey Vineyard and BCD Vineyard.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Our 2017 O.F.S. Pinot Noir is bursting with aromas of ripe, red cherry and raspberry with a hint of orange zest and a touch of star anise. 

Palate: 

On the palate, bold flavors of black cherry, red currant, dark chocolate and a touch of licorice lead to a medium body with bright acidity and a long lasting, luxurious and clean finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

After the grapes for this OFS Pinot Noir were hand-harvested and cluster sorted, they were open top fermented with native yeasts. The wine was gently basket-pressed and aged in 100% French oak barrels, 30% new oak, for 14 months prior to bottling. Each lot was individually fermented and aged before the winemaker tasted through to craft the finest blend.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Russian River Valley
  • Alcohol: 15% by volume
  • pH: 3.63
  • Titratable Acidity: 5.7 g/L
  • Aged in Oak: 100%
    • 30% New oak
    • Origin of Oak: French 
  • Months in Barrel: 14
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Cherry Glazed Duck, Herbed Chicken or Pork Tenderloin
Cheese & Nuts:
Light Cheddar
Fruits & Vegetables:
Baked Eggplant with Mushroom Tomato Sauce
Sauces:
Mushroom Tomato Sauce
SKU:
DPNO173
$40