Deerfield Ranch Sangiovese Clear Lake 2004

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Sangiovese is the most widely planted grape in Italy. It goes into everything from cheap acidic Chianti in straw wrap...

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Heavy VA greets the nose followed by a jammy fruit quality and lots of fudgy, sweet, spiced toasted pecan, pecan pie notes. There is a touch of bri... Read more

Deep and dark with fresh turned earth and damp cigar tones, a bit of spicy wood, smoky and dark, a touch of coffee. VA and a bit chemically smellin... Read more

This is Sangiovese? Smoked Meats, Plum, spice cookies or ginger bread with violets, vanilla and licorice on the nose. On the palette you're hit w... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Deerfield Ranch Sangiovese Clear Lake

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065205,811
2.00 5
02/05/2009

Heavy VA greets the nose followed by a jammy fruit quality and lots of fudgy, sweet, spiced toasted pecan, pecan pie notes. There is a touch of briar here and a bit of camphor that gives this a bit of a medicinal tone. Big on entry with big notes of dried strawberry and cherry fruits. Decidedly on the soft side with a silky mouthfeel, plenty of ripe tannins and adequate acidity. This is a bit hot; some nice gently austere tannins that really gain traction, short finish. Not bad wine just lacks distinction 85pts

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Sangio PTP 2

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065205,811
1.50 5
01/30/2009

Deep and dark with fresh turned earth and damp cigar tones, a bit of spicy wood, smoky and dark, a touch of coffee. VA and a bit chemically smelling with a late harvest Zin nose that recalls cherry cough syrup. Big in the mouth with a bit of a roasted character, good acid, modest but stiff tannins, wood tannins feel like. Dark indistinct fruit flavors, touch rasinny with lots of chocolate and coffee character, and a bit hot. Finishes a touch short. Stocky and sturdy but without varietal character. To be retried 78pts

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549161,028
2.00 5
02/05/2009

This is Sangiovese? Smoked Meats, Plum, spice cookies or ginger bread with violets, vanilla and licorice on the nose. On the palette you're hit with Cough syrup and medicinal cherry flavors followed by royal fig jam. Long smooth but ultimately tiring finish.


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Vintage: 2003 07/25/2009

An Italian grape variety meets California know-how. Sangiovese is the most widely planted grape in Italy. It goes into everything from cheap acidic Chianti in straw wrapped bottles to the finest super Tuscan wines. We’ve taken this lovely, strawberry-like-flavor laced grape, found growers who worked hard at getting it to grow and ripen properly in California, like the Roumiguiere (Row-me-gair)family in Clear Lake (Lake County) and added our best technique for producing fruit forward, gentle, friendly wine to produce what has become our favorite summer red. When fully vine-ripened, Sangiovese looses it’s aggressive acidity in favor of lushness. It’s focus is on the front of the palate, like Merlot, but more in a cresting wave at the front of the palate. The ripeness also reduces the acids. Our fermentation techniques produce soft tannins. long barrel aging, unusual for a California Sangiovese but common in Italy makes it extra mellow. These qualities make it suitable for chilling for a warm summer day’s libation, a great companion to Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay as a stand-up wine. It is balanced perfectly to pair with Mediterranean style food.


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Vintage: 2003 04/30/2008

This is a great wine with loads of complexity - a must for any serious Sangio lover. The nose has distinct cinnamon stick notes over dark fruit aromas. Plums and currants on the first sip that lead to a meaty basil finish. I struggle to put this wine into words, so my advice is to try it! A truly phenomenal wine!


Winemaker's Notes:

Sangiovese is the most widely planted grape in Italy. It goes into everything from cheap acidic Chianti in straw wrapped bottles to the finest super Tuscan wines. We’ve taken this lovely, strawberry-like-flavor laced grape, found growers who worked hard at getting it to grow and ripen properly in California, like the Roumiguiere (Row-me-gair)family in Clear Lake (Lake County) and added our best technique for producing fruit forward, gentle, friendly wine to produce what has become our favorite summer red. When fully vine-ripened, Sangiovese looses it’s aggressive acidity in favor of lushness. It’s focus is on the front of the palate, like Merlot, but more in a cresting wave at the front of the palate. The ripeness also reduces the acids. Our fermentation techniques produce soft tannins. long barrel aging, unusual for a California Sangiovese but common in Italy makes it extra mellow. These qualities make it suitable for chilling for a warm summer day’s libation, a great companion to Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay as a stand-up wine. It is balanced perfectly to pair with Mediterranean style food.

Sangiovese is the most widely planted grape in Italy. It goes into everything from cheap acidic Chianti in straw wrapped bottles to the finest super Tuscan wines. We’ve taken this lovely, strawberry-like-flavor laced grape, found growers who worked hard at getting it to grow and ripen properly in California, like the Roumiguiere (Row-me-gair)family in Clear Lake (Lake County) and added our best technique for producing fruit forward, gentle, friendly wine to produce what has become our favorite summer red. When fully vine-ripened, Sangiovese looses it’s aggressive acidity in favor of lushness. It’s focus is on the front of the palate, like Merlot, but more in a cresting wave at the front of the palate. The ripeness also reduces the acids. Our fermentation techniques produce soft tannins. long barrel aging, unusual for a California Sangiovese but common in Italy makes it extra mellow. These qualities make it suitable for chilling for a warm summer day’s libation, a great companion to Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay as a stand-up wine. It is balanced perfectly to pair with Mediterranean style food.

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