DeLoach Russian River Pinot Noir 2012 (Biodynamic) ~ California, USA
94/100 Ultimate Wine Challenge
Gold Medal - Los Angeles Wine & Spirits Competition
Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
Silver Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2014
Silver Medal - San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014
Ultimate Wine Challenge "Deep, dark, rich and layered."
Wine Enthusiast ~ "Russian River, Sonoma California is Pinot Noir Paradise.”
Wine Enthusiast "For fans of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, three recent vintages (’07, ’08 and ’09) have been treasure troves. Although each vintage presented challenges, vintners finessed them. Collectively, these years add up to the greatest series of harvests in California Pinot’s history".
The Winemaker "Opening with enticing red berry fruit, the aromas of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir seamlessly blend with hints of Bing cherry and forest floor. Delicate notes of anise and cola accent the fruit and a rich palate of black cherry and strawberry is supported by medium fine-grained tannins. The finish lingers with subtle, toasty undertones and excellent balance."
Russian River in California is known as one of the best places in the world to produce outstanding Pinot Noir. Biodynamic and in limited supply, De Loach Russian River is Pinot Noir at its best value.
Revolutionary winemaker DeLoach is 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. They were convinced that decades of previous chemical farming had left the soil tired and drained. The conversion has proved a huge success, with recent vintages of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel all winning many awards.