DeLoach Russian River Zinfandel 2008

Zinfandel from Russian River, California

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Item No. 103714
  • WE88
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • WN94
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Winemaker's Notes

Aromas of cherry and raspberry lift from the glass, followed by notes of spice and pine duff. Brambly boysenberry notes linger on the palate as juicy cranberry layers mingle with black peppery hints of autumn forest. Medium bodied and fresh, this wine unfolds with a wonderful balance of acidity and lush tannins leading to a long finish. Robust and high-toned, this wine will drink beautifully for years to come.

Critical Acclaim

"A lovely Zinfandel, dry and elegant and balanced. Yet it preserves Zin's briary, brambly character, with wild berry, currant, cola and pepper flavors. Really savory and a delight to drink. "
88 Points

Learn About DeLoach Map ItMap It

The Russian River Valley has come to be known as America"s Burgundy, and DeLoach is proud to have been an important factor in this distinction. DeLoach's wines have won numerous accolades and scored many 90+ ratings over the years. The Wine Spectator"s James Laube called DeLoach one of California"s best producers of Chardonnay, and Wine and Spirits has proclaimed DeLoach Winery of...

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Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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