Deerfield Ranch Winery
2009 @Cabernet Sonoma County Reserve
California: Sonoma County
Take THAT, Tax Man!
We wanted to give our Operatives a little relief on Tax Day, and WOW, did we find a wallet-friendly gem. Today’s Deerfield Ranch Winery 2009 @Cabernet Sonoma County Reserve drinks like a $50+ Napa Cab, but at just $22.99, you won’t have to worry about dipping into that refund for this one!
Today’s wine comes from Operative (and Agent!) favorite Deerfield Ranch. We have consistently been blown away by their wines, and today’s Cab is most certainly no different. Full of rich dark fruit, sweet terroir, and subtle dark spice, today’s wine had us eagerly reaching for more. A few members of our tasting panel were absolutely shocked that such a fantastic wine was available for under $25.
We can’t recommend today’s outstanding Cab any more highly. And, with this Cab at a stunning 45% off, I can think of quite a few Agents who can’t wait to take advantage of this deal!
Inky scarlet at the heart of the glass, with a very slight hint of lighter red at the edge of the glass.
Rich and lush on the nose (reminiscent of higher priced Napa Cabs), with black cherry, roasted plum, and hints of dried Mission fig laid atop pipe tobacco, soft leather, sweet oak, creme brûlée, and fresh berry bramble.
Great depth and concentration on the palate, with a stewed compote of sweet cherry, plum, and blackberry mingling with coffee bean, saddle leather, brown tobacco leaf, dark baking spices, and a touch of black peppercorn.
Wonderfully luxurious and incredibly smooth on entry with flavors that beautifully coat the mouth. The mouthfeel is reminiscent of higher priced Cabernets.
Grilled skirt steak fajitas, served with plenty of fresh veggies, pico de gallo, and homemade guacamole.
What the Winery Says
The highest quality of select grapes within Sonoma Valley are paired with the best French and American oak barrels to create this delicious 2009 @cabernet RESERVE. These grapes are from exceptional lots and are fermented and barrel aged separately. Based on the winemaker’s taste, the best tasting barrels are chosen for the blend. After blending, the wine goes back in the barrel for additional aging. 2009 @cabernet RESERVE is a scrumptious bottle of wine to be enjoyed with any meal.
- Robert Rex
- Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
- Aged in French and American oak
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.