De Loach Heritage Collection Zinfandel 2020
Region: Sonoma County, California, USA
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 89% Zinfandel 8% Petite Sirah 3% Other red varieties
Dark in colour, this wine is rich with aromas of cherry and brambles with a hint of spice. On the palate, it has flavours of raspberry, blackberry, blackcurrant and notes of star anise and white pepper. This wine is full-bodied with soft tannins and has a long, lingering finish.
For the Heritage Reserve wines, De Loach combine their Russian River Valley grapes with those from selected growing regions in California to produce good value, approachable wines. Each is made and bottled at their estate facility. This Zinfandel was made from fruit grown in vineyards in the Central Coast appellations where the coastal fog and cool evenings create a good environment for extended ripening.
Established in 1973 by Cecil De Loach, a firefighter from San Francisco, De Loach was purchased by Burgundian Jean-Claude Boisset in 2003. His son Jean-Charles Boisset saw the similarities of the Russian River Valley with his native Burgundy and the potential that the region held for producing fine Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. One of his first decisions having acquired the estate was to convert the seven hectares of vineyard surrounding the winery to biodynamic farming.