Deloach Vineyards Green Valley Pinot Noir 2007
In the western hills of the Russian River Valley, the small Green Valley appellation is one of Sonoma County’s coolest regions. Evening fog blankets push over from the Pacific Ocean to temper the warm summer days. These optimal conditions extend the growing season, encouraging flavor concentration in the berries while soils rich in minerals from an ancient seabed infuse the fruit with nuanced flavors. This wine is a blend from several vineyards and Pinot noir clones, each of which contributes something unique to the finished wine. The late-ripening Ferguson Vineyard lends dark, intense fruit and tannins while the Giberti Vineyard ripens earlier in a slightly warmer area of the valley. The backbone of the blend is from the Swicegood Vineyard where the soils are reminiscent of those in Burgundy: rich in clay and calcareous. Grapes are destemmed and go through native fermentation in open-top vats with hand punchdowns. The Giberti and Ferguson lots were blended after pressing, and were aged separately from the Swicegood lots until just before bottling. Enticingly aromatic, with notes of raspberries, black cherries, rhubarb, rose petals and a hint of cola, this wine pairs well with Alaskan salmon or other rich fish. Try it with a seared duck breast and a blackcurrant glaze!
Editorial Reviews for Deloach Vineyards Green Valley Pinot Noir
Slightly smoky on the nose with a touch of hot cocoa and balsam accenting the earthy dark fruit tones. On entry this is soft and fairly rich in a fruit forward style that highlights the slightly candied cherry fruit of the mid-palate. The wine is medium to medium full bodied with nicely integrated acids and soft tannins that add a nice fleshy feel to the wine, though the finish is a little light with some powdered sugar and spice tones accenting a zesty, almost apple skin toned on the finish. The finish does add a bit of length, and this is soft and broad in a popular style. 89pts
Raspberry and sweet cherry upfront. Blackberry fruits on the finish which is quite tart. Gentle, soft tannins build but never overpower.
Fresh and fruity, bright and inviting nose. Great fresh acidity, cranberry and unripe cherries, cola and a bit of cream on the finish.
Dirty blueberry nose, with cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla, and oak. More chocolate and strawberries on the mouth.
Huge funky animal nose. Super soft and delicate in the mouth. Very tart. Bright cherries, leather, and tar. Love it.
Very rich on the nose, full of cherries, caramel and berry aromas. The finish is extremely complex, with lots of spice, root beer and earthy flavors. This is a great California pinot.
Very nice fruit, with raspberry, cola and cherry on the nose. Nice acidity and fine tannins. Delicious.
Light and smooth, rich chocolate flavors, creamy with a hint of vanilla and sugar
External Reviews for Deloach Vineyards Green Valley Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir from Durell Vineyard is distinctive in style and unique in taste. On the nose, savory aromas of smoked meats and fragrant herbs are touched with the scent of mouthwatering ripe berries. Flavors of liqueur-soaked dark cherries, with pancetta and rosemary support smooth tannins that precede a long, silky finish.
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