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Deloach Vineyards Nova Vineyard Zinfandel 2007

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Established in the 1960s from pre-prohibition site-original vine cuttings, the Nova Vineyard is on the benchland of Mount Konocti in Lake County at an altitude of 1500’. The head-trained vines grow in well-drained, deep alluvial soils and have been organically farmed since planting. The crop receives just one watering during the growing season, and is thinned to approximately four tons per acre. These practices encourage the vines to develop smaller berries with complex, more concentrated flavors. Two lots were fermented separately with a blend of yeast strains isolated from the Rhône Valley in France, Italy and South Africa, which contribute to the dynamic aromatic profile. This wine weaves luscious notes of blackberry pie, cedar and delicate spice. The ripe dark cherry fruit and bramble berries on the palate lend richness, which is balanced by a touch of anise and cola that brings finesse to the tannins for a smooth finish.

Region: USA » California » Sonoma County

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Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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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 Vineyards Nova Vineyard Zinfandel

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Snooth User: Philip James
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3.50 5
07/14/2010

Blackberries and chocolate on the nose. In the mouth this is a rich, concentrated wine with flavors of licorice, and a sweet fruity texture.


Snooth User: dmhart
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4.00 5
12/29/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Deloach Vineyards Nova Vineyard Zinfandel

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Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

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External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

Winery notes In this 2007 vintage we marry vibrant fruit from century old vines and old vine clones. Grown in the heart of the Russian River Valley the grapes reveal unique flavor profiles famous to this region. Vinified in our traditional style vineyard lots were fermented separately to highlight these distinctive characteristics. After barrel ageing and careful selection the wines are united in a single cuvee exemplifying the pinnacle of Russian River Valley Zinfandel.



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Established in the 1960s from pre-prohibition site-original vine cuttings, the Nova Vineyard is on the benchland of Mount Konocti in Lake County at an altitude of 1500’. The head-trained vines grow in well-drained, deep alluvial soils and have been organically farmed since planting. The crop receives just one watering during the growing season, and is thinned to approximately four tons per acre. These practices encourage the vines to develop smaller berries with complex, more concentrated flavors. Two lots were fermented separately with a blend of yeast strains isolated from the Rhône Valley in France, Italy and South Africa, which contribute to the dynamic aromatic profile. This wine weaves luscious notes of blackberry pie, cedar and delicate spice. The ripe dark cherry fruit and bramble berries on the palate lend richness, which is balanced by a touch of anise and cola that brings finesse to the tannins for a smooth finish.

Dietary Information: Organic

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 15%

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