De Loach Vineyards 2000 Estate Bottled Zinfandel
displays a deep ruby color and intense, ripe, varietal fruit
aromas of cherry, plum and blueberry. Flavors of ripe
plum and boysenberry fruit mingle on the palate with
hints of tobacco, followed by layers of vanilla in the
long, jammy finish. This wine is big, rich, and very
sumptuous with a medium-full body and firm acidity.
DeLoach Vineyards has long been renowned for our award winning Zinfandel. In this 2005 vintage we marry a vibrant blend of fruit from century old vines and old vine clones. Grown in the heart of the Russian River Valley, these Zinfandel vines exhibit the unique flavor profiles famous to this region.
Vinified in our traditional style; individual lots were fermented separately to bring out the unique characteristics of these old vines and their progeny. After aging in American and French oak barrels for 10 months, the wines are then united into a single cuvee highlighting the pinnacle of Russian River Zinfandel.
|Wine maker notes
These estate-grown grapes were hand-harvested
October 16th – 26th, 2000. This wine is a blend of our 5
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. In the cellar, the juice was fermented in
stainless steel tanks and the wine was aged 9 months in a
combination of A & K, Nadalle and World Cooperage
American oak barrels.
Varietal: 100% Zinfandel
TA at Harvest: 0.80
pH at Harvest: 3.30
Harvest Brix: 25.0°
Production: 16,100 cases
|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 calls DeLoach "one of California’s best producers of chardonnay,” and Wine and Spirits has proclaimed DeLoach "Winery of the Year” nine times.
Our mission is to produce exceptional wines that spotlight the singular personality of the Russian River Valley in a socially responsible, environmentally sensitive way. We 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.