DeLoach Private Collection Sonoma Pinot Noir 2013

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Sonoma County
Pinot Noir

Talk about an impressive dinner party wine …

Start with the renowned estate. Owned by Boisset family (of the famed Boisset house in Burgundy), DeLoach is a 12-time Wine & Spirits 'Winery of the Year.'

Then there’s the remarkable vintage. 2012 will be “one of the best vintages California has seen for decades,” says writer Alder Yarrow. And in Sonoma, “wines look excellent across the board, particularly Pinot Noir,” raves Wine Spectator.

For this Private Collection Pinot Noir, renowned winemaker Brian Maloney hand-selected fruit from top vineyards throughout the premium Sonoma Coast, a beautifully rugged area of California that’s emerging as a haven for lush, fruit-filled Pinot Noirs. As you’ll taste, the region’s bright, sunny days and a cooling, foggy Pacific influence are ideal for fragrant reds with real depth – especially in a year like 2012.

In the glass, look forward to aromas of ripe cherry and raspberry, with touches of clove. Layers of rich dark cherry, plum, violet and baking spices unwind on the palate, with a round, silky texture. Aside from being a terrific apéritif to hand your red-wine-drinking friends, this superb 2012 (like all fine Pinot Noir) is excellent with food. Bright and juicy, it’s a delicious match with everything from meaty fish to roasted turkey and duck.

DeLoach’s fine Pinot is has proven very popular – hurry to secure some of the last bottles from this great vintage.