2012 Red Rex
California: Sonoma County
The Return of the Rex
The King returns today, with our debut of the Ultra QPR (Quality to Price Ratio) Deerfield Ranch Winery 2012 Red Rex.
This budget minded red blend is the best that we’ve seen from this Wine Spies favorite winery. At 25% off, this very highly recommended wine is expected to sell out… so please don’t dally!
On the nose, this wine is sweet and aromatic, with balanced aromas of Bing cherry, blackberry, blueberry jam, sweet spice, sweet tobacco leaf, cherry candy and a hint of cracked pepper.
On the palate, flavors are bold and balanced, with juicy blackberry, blueberry, black cherry, sweet spice, cedar, tart cherry, cassis and a hint of white pepper.
Winemaker Robert Rex shows off his considerable experience with this wonderful kitchen sink blend of 26% Merlot, 19% Syrah, 15% Sangiovese, 12% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot and 5% Zinfandel.
Each of these component parts works in balance with the others. On the nose, you’ll find yourself inhaling this wine over and over again, before you ever take your first sip. On the palate, bold, juicy flavors are tempered by earth, minerals, and spice.
Today’s 2012 Red Rex is another gem in the succession that is red blend perfection from our dear friends at Deerfield, a winery that we have come to love and admire over these many years.
Perfect ruby hues, from the heart of the wine to the glinting edge. After swirling the wine, skinny legs move slowly down the glass wall.
Bing cherry, blackberry, blueberry jam, sweet spice, sweet tobacco leaf, cherry candy and a hint of cracked pepper.
Juicy blackberry, blueberry, black cherry, sweet spice, cedar, tart cherry, cassis and a hint of white pepper.
Ultra long, with softly chewy tannins. As fruit flavors fade, a crushed velvet dryness encroaches, spreading from the edges of the palate, inward.
This beautiful wine is a very food-friendly delight. Enjoy with red meat dishes, pasta with meat sauce or even tangy BBQ.
What the Winery Says
- Robert Rex
- Red Wine
- 26% Merlot
- 19% Syrah
- 15% Sangiovese
- 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 7% Cabernet Franc
- 6% Petit Verdot
- 5% Zinfandel
- Sonoma County
- .34 g/L
- 6.4 g/L