Deerfield Ranch Winery

2008 Red Rex

Red Blend

California: Sonoma County

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$32.00
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Mission Briefing

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For the last two years in a row, Deerfield’s impeccable and delicious Red Rex blend has been our best-selling blend of the year. Always, their Red Rex is an ultra-QPR (Quality to Price Ratio) wine that delivers a high-dollar drinking experience – for far less money than you would expect for such a great wine. The Red Rex is rich, concentrated and elegant.

Winemaker Robert Rex shows off his decades of experience with this wonderful blend of 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Syrah, 17% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Dolcetto, 3% Zinfandel and 1% Petit Sirah. Each varietal works in harmony, making the wine a perfectly balanced experience - on the nose and on the palate.

Today’s 2008 Red Rex is another gem in the succession that is red blend perfection from Deerfield, a winery that we have come to love and admire over the years.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark and concentrated black cherry color through the opaque heart with brilliant maroon edges.

Smell:

Black cherry, mission fig compote, sweet tobacco leaf, dried black tea leaf, Santa Rosa plum skin, cocoa dust, subtle dried fall leaves, sweet spice and a hint of black pepper.

Taste:

The palate very closely mimics the nose, with even more concentrated fruit flavors. As the wine opens, it reveals cherry pipe tobacco, dried fall leaves, black tea, subtle brown spice, dried dark rose petal and subtle black pepper.

Finish:

Puckering tannins add back of the palate lift to the more earthy flavors, giving the wine such great balance.

Pairing:

Enjoy this wine with a wide variety of grilled meats, a portobello mushroom burger, or a very cheesy meat lasagna.

What the Winery Says

Winemaking is 60% cooking. Cooking is about taste. Taste has no rules.Red Rex is this philosophy personified. It’s an outside the box, do-what-tastes-best blend. It’s winemakers deep in the cave, sampling wine, sharing ideas and being creative. It’s evolution. We made over 150 separate batches of wine in 2008 from twenty nine different vineyards in Sonoma County. Each was unique, each with its own personality. The blend is constructed by taste. Each varietal focusing on a particular part of the palate. The blend will vary from vintage to vintage but the style and character remains the same.

Winemaker
Robert Rex
Appellation
Sonoma County, California
Fruit Composition
29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Syrah, 17% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Dolcetto, 3% Zinfandel, 1% Petit Sirah
Farming Practices
Certified 100% Organic
ABV
14.2%

About the Winery

Deerfield Ranch Winery is an award-winning winery located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley at Kenwood. We specialize in small lots of handmade wine from select Northern California vineyards. Currently we have 17 vineyards under contract and make as many as 40 separate lots of wine from those vineyards.

We make several wine varietals and blends, something for everyone, a wine for every occasion Production lots vary from 250 cases to 1000 cases. We will produce about 8,000 cases in 2005, and plan to grow to a maximum of 25,000 cases per year in our New Winery.

Offer Expired:Jan 09, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$32.00
Avg. Price