Deerfield Ranch Winery
2007 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Sonoma County
To Boldly Go
This wine was a big hit at our most recent tasting panel. Big on flavor, but elegant and soft on the palate, today’s 2007 Deerfield Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is a very highly recommended wine.
Robert Rex has outdone himself with this wonderful Cabernet. Of course, he had some of the finest fruit - from one of the best vintages on record, the 2007 vintage. Robert Parker awarded this vintage a decade-high 96 points. We have been doing our best to bring you wines from this important vintage, and we scored big with today’s masterfully crafted blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot.
This is one to stock up on, dear Operative!
Darkest burgundy hues with a slightly opaque core. At the edge, a fine ring of maroon encircles the glass.
Very sweet on the nose, with aromas of blueberry and blackberry jam that give way to fresh cassis, lavender, fresh violets, slightly caramelized raisin and dried fall leaves.
A silky smooth texture delivers flavors of sweet black cherry, blackberry compote, dark dried rose petal, dusty dark chocolate powder and a hint of black licorice.
Exceptionally long with fruit flavors that linger especially long at the back of the palate. As flavors fade, the tip of the tongue becomes woody and slightly dry.
Pair this very flexible wine with a wide variety of foods, including roasted duck breast in a plum reduction sauce. A flourless chocolate cake would be an extraordinary treat at the end of the meal.
What the Winery Says
The color is deep, dark and brilliant. The nose is true to Cabernet - grape skin, a bit of leather, very little earth. The taste boasts Caber- net, bold, with long linear strokes from front to back. The tannin is definitively Cabernet typical but without being obtrusive or dominant. The elements are harmonious and integrated. You have to look for the oak; it is so much a part of the whole experience. The Cabernet is modified upward by the Cabernet Franc with a tip of the hat to dark chocolate and espresso. The Merlot brings the Cabernet forward without revealing itself. It’s the same for the Malbec, adding to the back palate depth. The wine is dry yet gentle for a Cab. The alcohol adds a kick without any heat and is well balanced by the fruit.
About the Winery
Deerfield Ranch Winery is an award-winning winery located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley at Kenwood. 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 40 separate lots of wine from those vineyards.
We make several wine varietals and blends, something for everyone, a wine for every occasion Production lots vary from 250 cases to 1000 cases. We will produce about 8,000 cases in 2005, and plan to grow to a maximum of 25,000 cases per year in our New Winery.