2009 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel
California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Valley
Deerfield Ranch Winery, in the Sonoma Valley, holds a very special place in our hearts. The Rex family are a warm, approachable, and very talented bunch that we encourage you to visit with should you ever find yourself winery-hopping in the region.
In today’s wine, the talents of winemaker Robert Rex shine brightly! Robert’s Deerfield Ranch Winery 2009 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel is a beautifully balanced treat that is really elegant for a Zinfandel. This elegance does not come at the cost of sacrificed flavor. Instead, this wine is also big, bold and delicious.
Any Zin lover will revel in swirling and sipping this very highly recommended wine, exploring the nuances as the wine opens up along the way.
A very dark, imposing ruby at its heart, mellowing to a slightly lighter red rim.
A fantastic and very well balanced bouquet, with blackberry compote seamlessly laid overtop notes of rich mahogany cigar box, well-aged leather, and freshly roasted espresso beans.
Lush, layered, and elegant, the flavors build upon the beautiful bouquet with stewed dark black cherry, cassis, and blackberry mingling with fresh cedar, a subtle bramble, and a hint of dark cocoa powder.
Long and lingering, with the dark fruits subtly fading into hints of sweet smokiness and pomegranate-infused dark chocolate.
We would recommend serving this classic Zinfandel with a meal of braised beef shank served with wild mushrooms and rosemary mashed potatoes.
What the Winery Says
- Robert Rex
- Gold Medal - 2013 Sonoma County Harvest Fair
- Sonoma Valley, California
- Vineyard Blend
- 50% Zinfandel from White Perry Vineyard, 50% Zinfandel from Los Chamizal Vineyard
- Aged in ultra-premium Pennsylvania oak barrels