Deerfield Ranch Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County 2006

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bright and crisp, yet fuller and more generous than you expect with an uncommonly long finish. Perfectly vine ripened grapes were hand sorted and whole-cluster cold pressed.

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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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12/09/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Deerfield Ranch Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County

External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/01/2008

. . . . of flavors that is! This is why I so enjoy Sauv Blanc! The nose starts out with orange peel, pineapple, and a hint of lemonade, which makes my mouth water instantly. On your palate this wine does not disappoint following through with tart citrus fruits and lovely acidity. Pair with cheese, salads or not at all - whatever you choose this wine will make your day.


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

bright and crisp, yet fuller and more generous than you expect with an uncommonly long finish. Perfectly vine ripened grapes were hand sorted and whole-cluster cold pressed.


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

Bright and crisp, yet full and complex with a long finish.


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesBright and Crisp, yet fuller and more generous than you expect with an uncommonly long finish.Perfectly vine ripened grapes were hand sorted and whole-cluster cold pressed. Multiple yeast fermentation started in a tank with the temperature slowly lowered to 45 degrees. The final stage of fermentation was in neutral oak barrels in our cool cave. Fermentation took five months, producing a generous amount of glycerin, contributing to the unique sensations it arouses in the mouth.2006 was an exceptional vintage, especially for early ripening varietals like Sauvignon Blanc. The spring was warm and the summer mild. Winter rains waited until the last grapes were harvested.This wine truly provides an unrivaled complexity and an exceptional depth.


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

This savignon blanc is well balanced, crisp and delicious. The best thing about it is the clever cork system they used. It's called a zork and it needs no cork screw. We took it last summer to the beach, on the boat and every picnic we went on.


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
04/30/2008

...with this Sauvignon Blanc! A fantastic wine for picnics, porch sipping, or late evening appetizers! The nose is ripe with tropical fruits, lemons, kiwi and peach! Granny Smith apples are a dominant flavor on this wine, with a touch of honey balancing out the tartness. Ruby Red Grapefruits kick in on the finish, making this wine a lovely, fruity delight from start to finish!



bright and crisp, yet fuller and more generous than you expect with an uncommonly long finish. Perfectly vine ripened grapes were hand sorted and whole-cluster cold pressed.

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