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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
DeLoach Russian River Estate Pinot Noir 2009
DeLoach Russian River Estate Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 103009)
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 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. To create our 2009 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, grapes were hand-harvested from our vineyards.

This Pinot Noir opens with aromas of ripe Bing cherries and rose petal. Notes of fresh strawberry blend with complex flavors of shitake mushroom, forest floor, and bright notes of citrus peel. This wine is medium-bodied with well-integrated acidity and supple tannins. Finishes nicely with cola and lovely brown spices.

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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.