2012 White Rex
California: Sonoma Valley
The King of Fresh
Today’s 2012 White Rex is a fantastic and very highly recommended white blend from the winery that brought you one of our best-selling wines of all time, the Deerfield Red Rex. Today’s delicious blend, which is a prefect summertime refresher, would also be a fantastic accompaniment to your Thanksgiving feast. Be sure to stock up.
We make no secret of the fact that we love Deerfield Ranch Winery. Their wines are simply superb. And, the Rex family are simply some of the warmest and kindest folks that we know in the wine trade.
Today’s delicious wine delighted our entire tasting panel with its original flair. This wine is bright and balanced, with luscious aromas and ample flavors. On the palate, the wine is bright, but a mid-palate softness adds a touch of elegance.
This wine - a perfect companion to the Red Rex - is everything we would expect from Deerfield and we offer it to you with great glee. Just be sure to order enough to last through the rest of the year!
Pale glinting golden hues with color all the way out to the edge of the glass.
Fresh citrus, white peach, lemon flower, lime leaf and light jasmine present at the from of the nose. As the wine warm even slightly, it reveals lemon curd,
Very well-structured with a voluptuous, weighty feel that coats the palate with lemon curd, citrus flower and. A fresh dose or yellow delicious apple adds a delightful and subtly sweet rounding of the flavors.
Long and lingering, with prolonged citrus at the edges. As the flavors fade, a fine flinty flavor stays behind.
Pear and spinach salad with feta and walnuts. A grilled sol with butter and lemon, over a bed of arugula, would be just divine.
What the Winery Says
2012 White Rex
Robert Rex, the master of the Art of Blending, and the creator of the wildly popular Red Rex, brings you a sublime white wine blend that breaks all the rules.
Simply delicious. Perfect for summer.
Like the Red Rex it has all the best elements of each of its components and what’s more, its greater than the sum of its parts. Peach from the Pinot Grigio, crisp apple from the Sauvignon Blanc, that certain Chard-iness everyone secretly loves, and a touch of off-dry from the Riesling. Serve well chilled, preferably wearing a swim suit.
In a blend by Robert Rex, there’s a reason for everything. Here is what he says each varietal in White Rex brings to the table:
White Peaches Fresh fruit sweetness
- Top palate flavors
- Sauvignon Blanc Brightness Minerality
Side palate flavors :Tropical fruit
- Opens mid-palate flavors Hint of oak Depth, length and finish
- Acidity Creates refreshing finish Herbal qualities on the front of palate
- Pinot Grigio 58%, Sauvignon Blanc 17%, Riesling 15%, Chardonnay 10%,
- pH at bottling
About the Winery
Deerfield Ranch Winery, in Kenwood, the heart of Sonoma Valley, is an award winning, certified organic producer, crafting 15,000 cases annually. Winemaker Robert Rex, associate winemaker, Cecilia Valdivia and their team, make small lots of handcrafted wine from more than 26 carefully selected vineyards in Sonoma County.
Specializing in blended wines, Deerfield is at the forefront of this modern, yet traditionally based style and on the cutting edge of California winemaking techniques.
Deerfield wines are renowned for their brilliant colors, rich and wonderfully complex flavors and a long finish. They tend to be fruit forward, with gentle tannins and low acid. The wines are crafted to appeal to the new, younger wine drinker while exhibiting complexity and depth that a studied connoisseur will recognize and enjoy.
Winemaker Robert Rex
Robert Rex is a “Renaissance man” possessing a great palate and an exceptional talent for winemaking. He is a chemist, graphic designer, woodworker, and an accomplished gourmet cook.
Robert’s winemaking style has its roots in the great French wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy. He believes that the blending of attributes creates the best wines. Grapes from complementary soil types and microclimates are often married to maximize varietal characteristics and complexity.
Blends can be of different varietals, grapes from varied appellations, distinct sections of one vineyard or from wines made from the same source but by varied techniques. Robert says that wine making is more like cooking than chemistry – and he makes wine like great chefs create great cuisine.
With the harvest of 2015, Robert celebrates 43 consecutive years of winemaking. Robert is consulting winemaker for several small wineries that make their wine at Deerfield. He teaches hands-on winemaking there too, several of his students have started their own wineries and attained their own renown.
At Deerfield Ranch Winery, we triple hand-sort all of our grapes to remove anything you wouldn’t feed to a baby. This reduces the toxins and bacteria. We keep a clean fermentation environment, and monitor the yeast for stress. As the yeast multiply rapidly we regularly feed them organic yeast food and supply them with oxygen to keep them growing happily.
Histamines are produced during the fermentation process by an interaction of the yeast and bacteria. By reducing bacteria in the fermenter Deerfield reduces the source of unwanted histamine production. The result is a cleaner wine, low in histamines and sulfites.
The FDA determined that about one percent of the population is allergic to sulfites and so required the “Contains Sulfites” label on wine. We make wine with very low levels of sulfite because elevated levels of sulfite may cause an allergic reaction.
Those who get headaches and have reactions to most wines can usually drink Deerfield wine.