2010 Ideal Sonoma Valley Red Blend
California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Valley
Dedicated Operatives know by now that our Agent Red is a sucker for a good red blend. Well, he just couldn’t get enough of today’s Deering Wine 2010 Ideal Sonoma Valley Red Blend, which is the best kind of endorsement we can give!
Displaying excellent winemaking skill, today’s blend is a near perfect combination of power, balance, and elegance. Robust dark fruit flavors are paired with a silken finish that had many on our tasting panel reaching for more.
We highly recommend today’s Double Gold Medal winner. At 20% off, this blend is worth every penny!
Deep crimson at the heart of the glass, with a lovely red ruby at the very edge.
Bold and daring aromas of stewed dark cherry and plum are combined with hints of freshly tilled earth, espresso bean, spicy black peppercorn, and just a bit of sage.
Concentrated flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, and sweet plum lead the way, quickly trailed by notes of sweet tobacco leaf, anise, mocha, dark chocolate, pomegranate black tea, and freshly ground black peppercorn.
Very smooth, exhibiting both power and grace on the finish. The reduced dark fruit flavors slowly give way to pomegranate as the finish fades.
A slow roasted pork shoulder with mustard and sage.
What the Winery Says
- Todd Maus
- Double Gold Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
- Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
- Fruit Variety
- 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Syrah, 13% Petite Sirah, 4% Zinfandel
- 20 months
- 20 months in French and American oak