Deloach Pinot Noir Masut Vineyard 2007

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The hillside of Masút vineyard teems with life: grazing sheep, bees and roaming chickens are part of the land’s vibrant nature. Pinot noir clones 115 and 113 were planted in 1996 according to biodynamic principles, and these vines are tended to by renowned pioneers of biodynamic farming Jacob Fetzer and his family. Our shared commitment is grapes of the highest quality and varietal expression which we preserve through hand picking, sorting, native open-top fermentation with hand punchdowns and gentle basket pressing. A Pinot noir of surprising depth, opening aromas of ripe boysenberry pie and chocolate-cherry intermingle with hints of summer forest violets and sarsaparilla. Led by a rich base of black cherry and currant reduction, the palate builds as spicy earth flavors are lifted and framed by taut tannins and subtle oak spice for a precise, yet voluptuous finish.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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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
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Snooth User: Pyrifera
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04/20/2012

I found this to be quite very different from the rest of DeLoach's pinot lineup. Rather than black cherry and sometimes raspberry, I tasted raisin, black pepper, some dark fruit undertones, and olives. The olive flavor really set this one apart.



The hillside of Masút vineyard teems with life: grazing sheep, bees and roaming chickens are part of the land’s vibrant nature. Pinot noir clones 115 and 113 were planted in 1996 according to biodynamic principles, and these vines are tended to by renowned pioneers of biodynamic farming Jacob Fetzer and his family. Our shared commitment is grapes of the highest quality and varietal expression which we preserve through hand picking, sorting, native open-top fermentation with hand punchdowns and gentle basket pressing. A Pinot noir of surprising depth, opening aromas of ripe boysenberry pie and chocolate-cherry intermingle with hints of summer forest violets and sarsaparilla. Led by a rich base of black cherry and currant reduction, the palate builds as spicy earth flavors are lifted and framed by taut tannins and subtle oak spice for a precise, yet voluptuous finish.

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