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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
DeLoach Russian River Estate Pinot Noir 2008
DeLoach Russian River Estate Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 102320)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The cool, foggy Russian River Valley climate allows for slow ripening, enabling grapes to develop full flavor maturation over an extended time. The fruit for our 2008 blend was hand-harvested from select vineyards around the valley and processed using traditional Burgundian techniques: small open-top tank fermentation, hand punch-downs, basket-pressing and French oak barrel ageing.

Enticing red berry fruit aromas blend with rhubarb and cola. Delicate notes of anise and baking spices lace the fruit to unfold a rich palate of black cherries supported by medium-fine-grained tannins. The finish lingers with attractive subtle toasty undertones, fine acid, and excellent balance.

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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.