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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
DeLoach Russian River Sauvignon Blanc 2003
DeLoach Russian River Sauvignon Blanc 2003
(search item no. 87911)
The Wine News rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $13.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Number 78 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!

"Clean aromas of mineral, lime and slate with hints of pine and fresh herbs. Lively acidity and juicy flavors of lemon-lime..."
-Wine News

Using estate grapes and selected fruit from growers in the Russian River Valley, the "Russian River Valley" series of wines represent the "heart and soul" of Deloach's offering. Consistently award wining and satisfying, the wines exhibit an elegant fruit-forward flavor profile unique to this appelation. This Sauvignon Blanc was made in much the same style as our previous vintages of Fume Blanc.

Delicious aromas of mellon, passion fruit and dry grass. On the palate flavors of green apple, grapefruit and kiwi are complimented by subtle hints of lychee. A bright crisp wine with a clean lingering finish.

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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.