De Loach, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018 (1x75cl)
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Bottle Size: 75cl
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Product Code: USCA0073B18S
The 2016 vintage was awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their February 2021 edition panel tasting of Affordable California (reds) (see blue link below).
De Loach, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016 - February 2021 Decanter review
The winery and vineyards were originally owned and run by the Cecil and Christine De Loach. In 2003, the family run Burgundian estate Jean-Claude Boisset purchased De Loach and brought the focus back to the estate's original high quality winemaking philosophy, with specific emphasis on small lot winemaking, particularly of Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley. The winery's 17-acre estate vineyard has been completely restored and converted to organic and Biodynamic® viticulture, a tradition upheld by many foremost Burgundian vineyards. The De Loach estate vineyards are certified organic by CCOF.
The Pinot Noir is sourced from four vineyard sites across the Russian River: the BCD Vineyard, the Becnel Vineyard, the Heintz Vineyard and the Murray Vineyard. Each of these Russian River Valley Vineyards contributes their unique complexities to the final blend. The vines are grown on Huichica clay loam soils.
Crafted using traditional Burgundian techniques, the grapes were hand-sorted then fermented in small vats with all punch-downs done by hand. The wine was aged for 10 months in French oak barrels (25% new oak) to create a complex, multi-layered Pinot Noir.
Please click the blue link below to see a full tasting note for this wine from De Loach themselves.
De Loach Russian River Pinot Noir 2018 - fiche technique
100% Pinot Noir.
A beautiful ruby red color in the glass, this Pinot Noir opens with bright red fruit aromas of strawberry and cherry. Raspberry, rhubarb and dark plum flavors are met with a touch of spice and bright acidity. This is a medium-bodied wine with moderate tannins and a lingering and mouthwatering finish.