DeLoach "Heritage Reserve" California Pinot Noir 2013 ~ California, USA
Gold Medal - Los Angeles International Wine Competition (2012 vintage)
Los Angeles International Wine Competition (2011 vintage)
Silver - Commended - International Wine & Spirits Competition (2014 vintage)
Commended - International Wine Challenge (2014 vintage)
The Winemaker "This California Pinot Noir is an elegant, well-balanced wine offering mouthwatering flavors of cherry and cranberry accented beautifully with just a touch of spice."
The fruit for this Pinot Noir is primarily from the Delta region of California and is fermented in closed-top fermenters. A small portion is aged in seasoned barrels to impart slight oak characteristics to the wine, but most are kept in stainless steel in order to stay true to the wine’s lighter, food-friendly style.
Revolutionary winemaker DeLoach are one of the pioneers of sustainable viniculture in Sonoma, California. In 2003, they bravely converted their 17-acre estate on the eastern bank of The Russian River to organic and biodynamic farming despite the vineyard having just produced Wine Enthusiast magazine’s 2004 wine of the year.
The conversion has proved a huge success, with recent vintages of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel all winning many awards.
California produces three billion bottles of wine each year, making it the world’s fourth largest wine producer. Each year, its 3,000 wineries produce a third more wine than all of Australia. “Wine State” is a deserved title. Pinot Noir is one of the seven leading grape varieties grown in California.