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Deloach Vineyards le Roi Pinot Noir

Wine Details

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2006 Vintage) A blend of two vineyards from the very cool hills south of Sebastopol, this wine exemplifies the structure and power that cool climate Pinot noir is famous for. The majority of the blend is from the Pleasant Hill Vineyard, planted to clone 23, with the balance from the Maboroshi Vineyard’s clones 667 and 115. Both of these vineyards yielded late-ripening fruit that was fermented in small open-top oak vats and finished fermentation in barrel. The blend was assembled in July 2007 and settled in tank read more...A blend of two vineyards from the very cool hills south of Sebastopol, this wine exemplifies the structure and power that cool climate Pinot noir is famous for. The majority of the blend is from the Pleasant Hill Vineyard, planted to clone 23, with the balance from the Maboroshi Vineyard’s clones 667 and 115. Both of these vineyards yielded late-ripening fruit that was fermented in small open-top oak vats and finished fermentation in barrel. The blend was assembled in July 2007 and settled in tank to allow the layers of each component to marry for several months before bottling in December. This is a bright, youthful wine with an intense ruby shade. Aromas of pomegranate and cran-raspberry rise from the glass, followed by hints of vanilla, cinnamon, lavender and cedar. The fine-grained tannins play with notes of baking spices, red plums and sour cherries for a graceful, lingering finish. (hide)

Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2006 Vintage) Light, hazy red. Musky cherry and black raspberry aromas offer good, straightforward appeal. Displays a slightly jammy character, with red and dark berry flavors underscored by smoky oak and baking spices. Sweet black fruits and clove dominate the sappy finish, which betrays no roughness.