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Date Printed: 4/26/2015
DeLoach Russian River Zinfandel 2003
DeLoach Russian River Zinfandel 2003
(search item no. 87909)
green wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 4/26/2015: $18.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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 Vineyard's offerings. Consistently award wining and satisfying, the wines exhibit an elegant fruit-forward flavor profile unique to this appelation.

Our Russian River Valley zinfandel is a blend of five zinfandel ranches planted between 1895 and 1934. Located within one mile of the winery, these vineyards comprise the heart of the De Loach Estate. With careful vineyard management, these head-pruned vines grow in light soils and produce intense fruit from very low yields.

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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.