Established in 1973 by Cecil De Loach, a firefighter from San Francisco, DeLoach was purchased by Burgundian Jean-Claude Boisset in 2003. His son Jean-Charles Boisset saw the similarities of the Russian River Valley with his native Burgundy and the potential that the region held for producing fine Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. One of his first decisions having acquired the estate was to convert the seven hectares of vineyard surrounding the winery to biodynamic farming. Head winemaker Brian Maloney has worked at DeLoach since 2003 and has proved instrumental in evolving DeLoach by continuing to explore different soils across the Russian River Valley and focusing on high-quality, small-lot winemaking.
Opening with ripe notes of grilled pineapple, cinnamon toast and crème brûlée, this is a delicious Chardonnay. Juicy flavours of Gravenstein apple, lemon and grapefruit are met with a hint of white flower. There is a nice weight on the mid-palate with persistent acidity and a refreshing finish.
This Pinot Noir is elegant and well-balanced, offering mouthwatering flavours of cherry, cranberry and strawberry, accented beautifully with a touch of spice. It is medium-bodied in style with a juicy finish.
This California Chardonnay displays fragrant aromas of pear, orange blossom and nectarine. On the palate, crisp flavours of apple and citrus mingle with riper stone fruit and subtle vanilla spice, tempered by the wine’s creamy mouthfeel. The ﬁnish is refreshing and bright with a characteristic, juicy acidity.
Beautiful ruby colour with a welcoming bouquet of vanilla-tinged black cherry and mulberry fruits, with subtle notes of herbs. Plum and blackberry flavours are met with a touch of chocolate, tea and spice, and well balanced by a bright acidity. Its a medium-bodied wine with moderate tannins and lingering and mouthwatering finish.
Dark in colour, this wine is rich with aromas of cherry and brambles with a hint of spice. On the palate, it has flavours of raspberry, blackberry, blackcurrant and notes of star anise and white pepper. This wine is full-bodied with soft tannins and has a long, lingering finish.