Deerfield Ranch Red Blend North Coast Red Rex 2004

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First we made DRX, the noble Meritage blend, then Super T-Rex, the Italian Tuscan blend and now Red Rex, the ultimate Sonoma style blend. With Red Rex, we perfect the art of blending. We didn't limit ourselves to someone else's idea of a blend. We let our taste, the wines, and our Sonoma food and wine pairing experience direct us. The idea was to make an everyday red wine that would still pair well with gourmet food. We wanted it to be fruit forward, yet complex and multi-dimensional. We are extremely pleased with the results. Robert says, "Winemaking is 60% cooking and 40% chemistry." Like a great soup or sauce, the layered flavors are what make Red Rex sing. It's blended on a base of Cabernet and Merlot with support from Syrah, Petit Verdot and Sangiovese. The condiments are Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel. Red Rex is a true expression of the best of Sonoma and the art of blending. It's ready to drink now and will easily last four or five more years. With Red Rex, everyday can be a special occasion.

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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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Member Reviews for Deerfield Ranch Red Blend North Coast Red Rex

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Snooth User: rugbydan14
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4.50 5
02/27/2011

Dark cherry and plum taste. Great lingering finish


Snooth User: jorourke4
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5.00 5
08/22/2009

Great wine and great winery. PJ tought us more about wine than anyone.


Snooth User: rgrizza
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4.50 5
05/09/2009

Deep, complex and delicious


Snooth User: Bunburry
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4.00 5
06/22/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Deerfield Ranch Red Blend North Coast Red Rex

External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/24/2009

First we made DRX, the noble Meritage blend, then Super T-Rex, the Italian Tuscan blend and now Red Rex, the ultimate Sonoma style blend. With Red Rex, we perfect the art of blending. We didn't limit ourselves to someone else's idea of a blend. We let our taste, the wines, and our Sonoma food and wine pairing experience direct us. The idea was to make an everyday red wine that would still pair well with gourmet food. We wanted it to be fruit forward, yet complex and multi-dimensional. We are extremely pleased with the results. Robert says, "Winemaking is 60% cooking and 40% chemistry." Like a great soup or sauce, the layered flavors are what make Red Rex sing. It's blended on a base of Cabernet and Merlot with support from Syrah, Petit Verdot and Sangiovese. The condiments are Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel. Red Rex is a true expression of the best of Sonoma and the art of blending. It's ready to drink now and will easily last four or five more years. With Red Rex, everyday can be a special occasion.


External Review
Source: Sam's Wine
09/15/2009

Pours a deep purplish, opaque garnet, with solid cherry and berry aromas on the nose. Perfumed with violets, baking spice, it exhibits deep cherry and blackberry flavors, with a dusting of cocoa. The finish is long and velvety, but with a clean mouthwatering acidity, and finely etched, chocolatey tannins. Intricate and complex, with a fascinating, fleeting floral quality throughout.


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
01/27/2008

We bought a case of this at the winery to give away at Christmas based on the price. We ended up keeping most of it! It is the best wine we have ever tasted in it's price range.



First we made DRX, the noble Meritage blend, then Super T-Rex, the Italian Tuscan blend and now Red Rex, the ultimate Sonoma style blend. With Red Rex, we perfect the art of blending. We didn't limit ourselves to someone else's idea of a blend. We let our taste, the wines, and our Sonoma food and wine pairing experience direct us. The idea was to make an everyday red wine that would still pair well with gourmet food. We wanted it to be fruit forward, yet complex and multi-dimensional. We are extremely pleased with the results. Robert says, "Winemaking is 60% cooking and 40% chemistry." Like a great soup or sauce, the layered flavors are what make Red Rex sing. It's blended on a base of Cabernet and Merlot with support from Syrah, Petit Verdot and Sangiovese. The condiments are Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel. Red Rex is a true expression of the best of Sonoma and the art of blending. It's ready to drink now and will easily last four or five more years. With Red Rex, everyday can be a special occasion.

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