Deerfield Ranch

2010 "@" Merlot

Merlot

California: Sonoma County

$24.00
Avg. Price
$18.49
(23% off)

Mission Briefing

Codename:

¡Viva Arroba!

Congratulations, Deerfield Ranch Winery for winning this year’s Wine Intrigue Award for Top Cabernet Merlot of 2017! This wine is the most popular Merlot (by FAR!) that we’ve featured all year. We’re featuring the wine at our lowest price ever, so be sure to stock up on this one if you love it as much as your fellow Operatives do.


Red Alert! Today’s wine is very highly recommended.

A big welcome back to the budget-minded Deerfield Ranch 2010 “@” Merlot. This is a wine that drinks above its price class - making it a real steal. This wine is flavorful, bright and a real food-friendly marvel. Stock up for your next BBQ… or Tuesday night pasta fest!

We’ve been featuring the fabulous wines of Deerfield since 2008. In that time, we’ve come to know and love not only the great wines of Deerfield, but also its people.

Winemaker Robert Rex is one of the warmest, most jovial winemakers we’ve met. The rest of the Deerfield crew are fabulous as well, of course. We’re proud to have featured them these last 8 years and we look forward to the next 8.

Today’s Deerfield 2010 “@” Merlot is very fragrant and full on the nose, with aromas of spiced cherry, black cherry candy, blackberry preserve, spice box, cedar, toasty oak and a hint of black pepper.

Bold flavors cascade across the palate, with spiced cherry hard candy, blackberry compote, black cherry reduction, dried fall leaves, dusty bramble, spice box, subtle tobacco leaf and subtle black pepper.

The @ or ‘Arroba’ label is Deerfield’s covert second label. These wines are built to deliver terrific value at a low price. Reserve yours soon, as our Deerfield wines regularly sell out before day’s end…

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark and slightly opaque, with a bouncy surface. Tall skinny tears move down the glass wall after a good swirl.

Smell:

Spiced cherry, black cherry candy, blackberry preserve, spice box, cedar, toasty oak and a hint of black pepper.

Taste:

Spiced cherry hard candy, blackberry compote, black cherry reduction, dried fall leaves, dusty bramble, spice box, subtle tobacco leaf and subtle black pepper.

Finish:

Cool and light on initial entry, then the bold flavors of the wine cascade across the palate. Sweet fruit becomes tart, spicy, earthy and woodsy as plush tannins spread a uniform dryness across the entire palate.

Pairing:

Enjoy this very bright, very food-friendly wine with tangy BBQ, a juicy burger, lamb chops or almost anything else.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Robert Rex
Varietal
Merlot
Composition
75% Merlot
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12% Malbec
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6% Cabernet Sauvignon
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4% Cabernet Franc
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3% Petit Verdot.
Vintage
2010
Appellation
Sonoma County
Abv
14.6%
TA
6.2g/L
RS
0.4g/L
pH
3.48
Aging
38 months
Barrels
40% French and 60% American oak
Production
700 cases

About the Winery

$24.00
Avg. Price
$18.49
(23% off)
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