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DeLoach Vineyards Russian River Valley Zinfandel 2018

Noticeably brambly character that will turn heads
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DeLoach Vineyards Russian River Valley Zinfandel 2018

DeLoach Vineyards Russian River Valley Zinfandel has a noticeable brambliness. Baked plum, blackberry and boysenberry aromas waft from the glass. The full-bodied palate has a great yet balanced acidity, dense tannins and perfect structure. Lively flavours of black cherry, toasted peaches, violets and a hint of pepper make this wine a real attention grabber.

100% Zinfandel. The fruit is predominantly harvested from the younger vines of the BCD Vineyard and the Slusser Vineyard, with smaller amounts of older vine Zinfandel from the Saitone and Boschetti ranches, all of which are certified Sonoma Sustainable.

Small lot processing for this delicate, terroir-driven variety. Fermentation in French open-top wood barrels. Organic, biodynamic and sustainable winemaking techniques to ensure minimum intervention at all times. The wine ages in 15% new French oak barrels for 13 months.


AWARDS & ACCOLADES

  - 91 POINTS

Plump and zesty, with black cherry, licorice and spice flavors that take on richness toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2026.

- 90 POINTS

Baked plum and Christmas spices make for a rich, rounded and ultimately rewarding red wine, accented in dusty earth and white pepper. With lasting intensity, it broadens and brightens in the glass as it opens.

 - 90 POINTS

Sweet spice, mulled strawberries, and a touch of blueberry pie notes emerge from the 2018 Zinfandel Russian River Valley. This juicy, elegant, medium-bodied effort has terrific purity, no hard edges, and a good finish. It over-delivers at the price and is well worth seeking out. Plan on enjoying bottles over the coming 4-5 years.