Review: We went out to dinner one night last year with our cousin from Sioux Falls, SD who is quite knowledgeable in fine wines. He saw this very same wine on the wine list (@ $25/bottle, no less) and promptly ordered it, knowing how good a deal it was. He said that it was about ONE THIRD the normal price which he had been accustomed to. We were shocked that a red Zinfandel would be so deliciously fantastic (for we were sure that Steve had taken leave of his senses!) We like Cabernets and merlots, and were just blown away with this magnificent vino. This has quickly become our favorite red, with such dishes as filet mignon, prime rib and others. We recently returned to the same dining room for an anniversary dinner and were pleasantly surprised that this small establishment still had some in their inventory. Of course you can imagine what we had with our dinner! 'Wish I could let you in on where this place is, but they still have four bottles left. We plan to consume all 4! We give it 6 stars!
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Wine maker notes
Sourced and hand harvested from Alegria, Becnel andBoschetti Vineyards, some of Russian River Valley’s premier Zinfandel vineyards, the fruit for this delicious wine was chosen for superior quality and variety. In warmer reaches of the valley where old vines persevere, grapes ripen over an extended season to develop wonderfully complex flavors.
DeLoach Vineyards has been a pioneering producer of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel in the Russian River Valley since 1975. As a winegrowing region, The Russian River Valley is known as “America’s Burgundy,” a distinction in which DeLoach has been an important factor. The winery has received numerous accolades and 90+ ratings. The Wine Spectator’s James Laube calls DeLoach “one of California’s best producers of chardonnay,” and Wine and Spirits has proclaimed DeLoach “Winery of the Year” TWELVE times, including 2011 and 2012.
Our goal at DeLoach is to produce exceptional wines that spotlight the personality of the Russian River Valley and to passionately seek understanding of the valley’s unique terroir, ensuring the wines are terroir driven and distinct. We successfully do this in a socially responsible and environmentally sensitive way. The estate vineyards and garden are certified organic and Biodynamic, and in the cellar we use traditional Burgundian winemaking techniques such as open top wood fermentors, native yeast fermentations and hand punch downs.