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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
DeLoach Van der Kamp Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006
DeLoach Van der Kamp Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006
(search item no. 106182)
green wine


PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

On a terrace of Sonoma Mountain at 1150' elevation, the van der Kamp vineyard has been farmed for over 100 years and sustains some of the oldest Pinot noir vines in Sonoma County. A trout pond, fruit trees, prayer flags, Native American artifacts and a few roosters are found around the north-facing vineyard, which traverses soils from the reddish volcanic loam of the "Red Shoulder" area to a deeper, darker clay loam region.

Offering enticing aromas of cran-raspberry, baking spices, hints of pine duff and eucalyptus, this wine is lifted and bright on the nose. The palate entry brings distinct minerality traced by notes of sarsaparilla, plum, dark cherry clove and pronounced, yet silky tannins which broaden through the 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.