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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
DeLoach Russian River Chardonnay 2005
DeLoach Russian River Chardonnay 2005
(search item no. 89228)
Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $16.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

De Loach 2005 Russian River Valley Chardonnay is a blend of several premium vineyards located within three miles of the winery in the heart of the Russian River Valley. Carefully tended vines yield fruit of exemplary quality; it is a pure expression of Russian River Valley terroir.

Ambrosial scents greet you from the glass; the warm aroma of toasted hazelnuts interlaces with spicy sweet notes of citrus blossom. Tropical flavors of guava and papaya meld on the palate with the crisp taste of Gravenstein apples. This mouthwatering wine shows a delightful complexity; the rich creamy mid-palate is framed by a well balanced acid tannin structure leading to a brilliant clean finish that leaves you wanting more.

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About DeLoach Vineyards:

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 the Year" nine times.

DeLoach's mission is to produce exceptional wines that spotlight the singular personality of the Russian River Valley in a socially responsible, environmentally sensitive way. They seek to foster a better understanding of the Valley's unique terroir, with its rare and bountiful convergence of the sea, the soil and the stars.