Deerfield Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast 2004

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Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Bronze Medal

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Deerfield Ranch Winery:
Deerfield Ranch Winery is an award-winning winery located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley in Kenwood, California. 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 150 separate lots of wine from those vineyards. We make several wine varietals and a number of unique blends, something for ev... Read more
Deerfield Ranch Winery is an award-winning winery located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley in Kenwood, California. 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 150 separate lots of wine from those vineyards. We make several wine varietals and a number of unique blends, something for everyone, a wine for every occasion. Robert Rex started making wine in 1972 in Berkeley, California. He has worked for many different wineries, started wineries for others, specializing in rebuilding wineries and starting winemaking programs for those wineries when they changed hands. He has taught winemaking and still acts as a consulting winemaker. PJ and Robert Rex bought Deerfield Ranch in 1982 and began making wine under the Deerfield Ranch label at off-site winery facilities. In 1996, the Deerfield Ranch Winery facility was bonded. A portion of our wine is still made at the 17-acre Deerfield Ranch, located in Kenwood. In 2000 the Deerfield Ranch Winery was turned into a Limited Liability Company. We purchased 47 acres of adjacent land now referred to as Deerfield Ranch North. This is the site for our new 45,000-case winery, tasting room, art gallery, hospitality center, barrel aging caves, and nature center. The nature center will feature the wetland marsh and forest that are part of this spectacular property. With the harvest of 2004 all winemaking operations were moved to this new winery facility on Highway 12 (10200 Sonoma Highway) in Kenwood. Our Winemaking style has its roots in the great French wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy. Winemaker Robert Rex believes that the blending of attributes creates the best wines. Grapes from complementary soil types and microclimates are often married to maximize varietal characteristics and complexity. Blends can be of different varietals, grapes from varied appellations, distinct sections of one vineyard or from wines made from the same source but by varied techniques. Robert says that wine making is more like cooking than chemistry -- and he makes wine like great chefs create great cuisine. Wine making techniques vary according to the demands of the fruit rather than any preconceived recipe. Extended fermentation times (extended maceration), controlled temperatures and extended barrel aging of our reds produce wines that are fully developed and complex yet drinkable at an early age. Both French and American oak barrels are used for barrel aging, depending on the wine. Our wines are truly handmade. We hope you enjoy drinking them as much as we enjoy making them. Tasting Room 10:30 to 4:30 daily Read less

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Vintage: 2003 11/27/2010

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External Reviews for Deerfield Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast

External Review
Source: Sonoma Harvest Fair
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Bronze Medal


External Review
Vintage: 2003 07/24/2009

Peter Haywood's Los Chamasal Vineyards climb stepp walls of a small isolated valley near the town of Sonoma. Recognized as one of Sonoma's best growers, Peter lavishes as much care on his vines as we DO on our wine. The partnership of winemaker and grower is no better exemplified than in this bled, made from selected rows exhibiting the best micro-terroir of the vineyard. Grapevines are very sensitive to the terroir, a french word meaning "sense of place". terroir is made up of soil composition, slope of the hill, direction of the light, rainfall, temperature, wind, and other natural factors. Add to that the hand of man in the trellising, vine clonal selection, and cultivation methods, you have countless variables. Recognizing the differences in Los Chamasal Vineyards as the vine rows climb the sides of the valley walls, Robert and Peter launched a plan to make a wine that showed the best of the vineyard. It has a lush flavor over gentle tannis. It shows ample structure to give it a long life. It will continue to exhibit increased complexity as it ages.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 07/24/2009

This wine is a blend of our five favorite Bordeaux varietals. The grapes for this blend came from growers with whom we have many years of relationship. blending is done by taste. The style of blending has its roots in centuries of Bordeaux wine making and are more than 30 years of experience in blending wines. Each grape flavor focuses on a particular region of the palate, creating a three dimensional experience. A good blend will reach every corner of the palate. This is our art. It's what we liked best about making wine. It sets us apart from the big industrial wineries, which make wine by recipe and don't take time to taste and blend.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting Notes75% Cabertnet Sauignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 7% Melbec, 5% Merlot, 5% Petit VerdotThis wine is a blend of our five favorite Bordeaux varietals. The grapes for this blend came from growers with whom we have many years of relationship. Blending is done by taste. The style of blending has its roots in centuries of Bordeaux wine making and are more than 30 years of experience in blending wines.Each grape flavor focuses on a particular region of the palate, creating a three dimensional experience. A good blend will reach every corner of the palate. This is our art. It's what we liked best about making wine. It sets us apart from the big industrial wineries, which make wine by recipe and don't take time to taste and blend.




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