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Deloach Pennachio Pinot Noir 2008

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The OFS Pinot Noir typifies a quintessential Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley. Generous aromas of blackberry and raspberry lift out of the glass. The aromas unfold to fresh berries mingling with rose petals towards the front of the palate, followed by undertones of cola, leather, and black tea in the mid to back palate. This seductively layered wine is perfectly balanced with its fine acids and medium bodied soft tannins, resulting in a wine that is approachable upon release as well as a wine that will continue to develop beautiful nuances with age. Enjoy with roasted port tenderloin with fingerling potatoes or grilled rack of lamb with honey mustard glaze.

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DeLoach Vineyards:
DeLoach Vineyards pioneered Pinot Noir wine growing in the Russian River Valley when Cecil DeLoach, a firefighter from San Francisco with a passion for winemaking, first planted the grape in 1973. In 2003, DeLoach Vineyards was purchased by the Boisset Family from Burgundy, France, when Jean-Charles Boisset fell in love with the Russian River Valley on his first visit to the area, immediately r... Read more
DeLoach Vineyards pioneered Pinot Noir wine growing in the Russian River Valley when Cecil DeLoach, a firefighter from San Francisco with a passion for winemaking, first planted the grape in 1973. In 2003, DeLoach Vineyards was purchased by the Boisset Family from Burgundy, France, when Jean-Charles Boisset fell in love with the Russian River Valley on his first visit to the area, immediately recognizing the similarities between Sonoma County and Burgundy: each boast a confluence of river, mountains, and soil that is perfect for growing world-class Pinot Noir. A recognized authority on biodynamic, organic, and sustainable winemaking, the Boisset Family had been using these eco-friendly practices in their estate vineyards in Burgundy and understood the positive effects they had on the health of the land and the quality of the wine. In 2004 the family brought that vision here to DeLoach Vineyards. Showing our dedication to the environment, we tore up award-winning, highly-lauded vineyards after the 2004 vintage and replanted with cover crops designed to revitalize the soil. New vines were planted in 2006, and the first vintage grown with biodynamic farming techniques will be the eagerly-awaited 2010 vintage. In the meantime, we continue to produce world-class wine by partnering with winegrowers who are equally dedicated to and passionate about eco-friendly farming practices and the production of high-quality wines of distinction. At DeLoach Vineyards, we focus on small-lot winemaking, giving exceptional care and attention to our Russian River Valley, O.F.S. and Vineyard Designate wines. Our passion is Pinot Noir - the noble variety of Burgundy that demands a delicate, labor-intensive process to showcase the exceptional terroir and complexity of the Russian River Valley and beyond. The diligence required to produce truly original, terroir-driven Pinot Noir is given to each wine that we craft. In keeping with our Burgundian Heritage, we use French open-top wood fermentors for all of our Russian River Valley, O.F.S, and Vineyard Designate Pinot Noirs, as well as our old-vine Zinfandel. We also practice hand punch-downs, known as pigeage -- another Burgundian winemaking tradition. Tasting Room Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Groups with more than ten guests are accepted by appointment. Read less

Member Reviews for Deloach Pennachio Pinot Noir

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3.50 5
05/04/2010

Spicy and brambly aromas with some cinnamon and cherries. An earthy pinot with a touch of cherry cobbler, a hint of sweetness and medicine and just a touch of cream and cocoa on the finish.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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4.00 5
05/04/2010

Fruity apple, blueberry, and brandy nose with balanced oak and vanilla, and a bit of ash. The mouth is strongly acidic in a way that gives it minerality, it almost tastes salty. The finish is buttery.


Snooth User: solomania9
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3.00 5
05/04/2010

Light earthy rustic cola nose. Darker than many pinots I've had. Raspberry dominates in the mouth with mellow acidity and a slight rubberiness toward the back end. Sweet and chalky finish with the faintest bit of tea leaves. A nice pinot.


Snooth User: shsim
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3.00 5
07/21/2012

This stop at DeLoach was part of a Russian River tasting trip! Standard Pinot but more fruit forward than the last, this had notes of leather and toasty butterscotch. It reminds me of a cherry pie with nice crisp browned crust. For more on the tasting and other wineries during the trip, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/07/russian-river-deloach.html


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.50 5
11/08/2009

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09


Snooth User: Carly Wray
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3.00 5
05/06/2010

Burnt garnet in the glass; dusty fruit & wet wool, wet soil on the nose. In the mouth, you get cola notes, and bright, unwashed strawberries, freshly picked.


Snooth User: samantha gaw
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3.50 5
05/04/2010

medium pale garnet with watery rim. light in body and tannins (could almost taste like white wine if not for the aromatics), great mouthpuckering cranberry tartness. dusty earth, dried cherries, perhaps a bit of vanilla? medium intensity and length of finish. always one of the better QPR American Pinots.


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External Reviews for Deloach Pennachio Pinot Noir

External Review
05/11/2011

De Loach Our Finest Selection (O.F.S.) Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2008 750ML


External Review
01/03/2013

The OFS Pinot Noir typifies a quintessential Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley. Generous aromas of blackberry and raspberry lift out of the glass. The aromas unfold to fresh berries mingling with rose petals towards the front of the palate, followed by undertones of cola, leather, and black tea in the mid to back palate. This seductively layered wine is perfectly balanced with its fine acids and medium-bodied soft tannins, resulting in a wine that is approachable upon release as well as a wine that will continue to develop beautiful nuances with age. Enjoy with roasted pork tenderloin with fingerling potatoes or grilled rack of lamb with honey mustard glaze. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
02/07/2011

Our 2008 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir expresses many classic traits associated with this fine varietal. Luscious aromas of cherry pie, chocolate and vanilla burst from the glass and are enhanced by notes of anise and a brown spice bordering on molasses. The palate is bright and lifted, with flavors of fresh Santa Rosa plums and sun-dried cranberries with a touch of cola and leafy green herbs. Clean and smooth, this easy-drinking wine has a medium body and very fine-grained, silky tannins that spread beautifully across the palate



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The OFS Pinot Noir typifies a quintessential Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley. Generous aromas of blackberry and raspberry lift out of the glass. The aromas unfold to fresh berries mingling with rose petals towards the front of the palate, followed by undertones of cola, leather, and black tea in the mid to back palate. This seductively layered wine is perfectly balanced with its fine acids and medium bodied soft tannins, resulting in a wine that is approachable upon release as well as a wine that will continue to develop beautiful nuances with age. Enjoy with roasted port tenderloin with fingerling potatoes or grilled rack of lamb with honey mustard glaze.

Dietary Information: Organic

Notes: 100% Aged in Oak (15% new), 14 months in Barrel


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