Where do you enjoy drinking Deerfield
wine? Tell us about your experiences and send us a picture.
Sammy the bear enjoys Deerfield Cabernet at the Larchmont Grill
in Los Angeles. Thanks, Mark Donofrio!
We met, poolside, several years ago at your home (we made
an appointment with PJ). Since then we have been to your
cave and have been enjoying being your full case members.
My wife, Jane, and I live in Boston. The leaves are beginning
to turn and autumn is in the air. We are sitting on our
back porch enjoying the cool evening air while REALLY enjoying
the 2002 Super T-Rex.
In one word... Wow! It is everything you promised and more.
This bottle is a real treat: a true gem of a wine. The 02
T-Rex is what good wine should be. So delicious. So special.
Thank you, Robert, for this gem of wines. We could not end
this evening without thanking you for creating this beautiful
and delicious wine for us to enjoy this evening. We hope
to come back to California this July and if we do, we will
be sure to stop by!
With all of our thanks and appreciation,
David and Jane Wolfman
would like send a special thanks to our Deerfield Staff
Member for a very memorable wine-tasting experience. When
our party of 9 women arrived at Deerfield on Saturday morning,
Ben promptly made accomodations for us and instantly made
us feel at home. By the first pour, he had figured out just
how to make the experience stand apart from every other
winery we had visited - he as able to educate and joke at
the same time - and analyze the wants and needs of 9 women
from across the country. Simply amazing! He went above and
beyond to make the visit memorable and we would like the
Deerfield staff to know that we plan to return in the future.
From the Bride-to-be of the group, thank you so very much
for a great experience!
Delicious October Evening! Dear PJ
We could not go to sleep tonight without e-mailing you.
We had a friend over for dinner who we had not seen in over
25 years. We wanted to make it a special evening. We are
members of your wine club (and have visited you twice from
Boston!) and have a few cases of your wine in our collection.
We took out two bottles, not on our top shelf, but we knew
would be nice. OH MY GOODNESS! These wines COULD have been
top shelf! We started with the '06 Sauivgnon Blanc... such
a special wine... a really interesting flavor that, although
a white, warmed us on this chilly New England Autumn. We
then moved to the 2005 Red Rex which we paired with homemade
pasta, cheese, etc... a perfect pairing (are there any more
05 Red Rex?). Two beautiful bottles of wine which tasted
like heaven. Now, we can't even imagine what our "top
shelf" Deefield bottles will be like!
Thanks for a great evening!
Davis & Jane
Davis and Jane,
You certainly made my Sunday morning. Thank you for the
story and we are happy that we could add to your life experience.
It is really why we do this. We are in the tail end of our
harvest and the days are long and hectic, full of stress
and anticipation. It it good to be reminded where we are
going. Yes, we still have a pretty good supply of the 05
Red Rex. It should take us through the winter.
RED REX at the Louvre
Rumsey at sea
My mother, wife and I had the sincere pleasure of visiting
your vineyard and winery this past summer and enjoyed several
of your fabulous wines in your new cave tasting room. Everything
was absolutely a pleasure from the cave environment, the wines,
grapeseed oil, and tasting room service. In the tasting room,
Ben was an amazing ambassador to your wine and winery.
My grandfather was the original founder and owner of Carneros
Creek Winery (BC Gibson) and anytime my family and I discover
a family run, boutique winery which primary mission is to
produce fine high quality wine it rekindles my passion and
love for viticulture and enology. My wife and I now reside
in Boulder, Colorado and was very pleased to find your wine
at our local liquor store. I have purchased all the Cab they
had on stock and every time tell them to purchase additional
wines such as your amazing Old Vine Zinfandel. Also I am enjoying
your Merlot Cuvée, I wanted to thank you and your team for
producing absolutely amazing wines.
Lance, Boulder, Colorado
I met your grandfather once I believe, several years ago and
enjoyed the conversation. I had a friend, Peter Brehm, who
was processing grapes at Carneros Creek, must have been in
the 80’s. Was he around then?
Thanks for the kind words, especially during what has become
a difficult harvest. It is good to be reminded why we are
working so hard.
Sorry for the delayed response. I actually have been quite
busy and during these economic times that is actually a good
Yes my grandfather was around till the late 80's early 90's
and I am glad to hear you enjoyed a conversation with him.
He sure had a passion for chardonnay and pinot noir grapes.
I had an opportunity to see your video "the shape of
wine” on the web site, great explanation on palate and varietals,
I learned a lot. Thank you.
Lance, Boulder, Colorado
T REX at Iguassu
T REX Woosley Canada
TJ in Vietnam
|"My mother and I visited your winery
on Saturday. It was our first time to the California wine country
and we couldn't have chosen a better place to start our experience
than at Deerfield Ranch. From the wonderful welcome when we
arrived to the knowledgeable staff, the experience provided
was beyond our expectations. Throughout the day my mom and I
were comparing our experiences and no matter where we were we
unanimously agreed that Deerfield was by far the best not only
because of the quality of the wine but because of the friendly
playful atmosphere. Thank you so much for all you did to make
our experience so amazing. We look forward to ordering your
wine and visiting again."
Jayna from Washington State
Here's Kris and Quintin on the beach in Tahiti
with a bottle of SUPER T-REX. Kris is an emergency room nurse, an
angel I'd say,
in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Quintin is a cop
on the Fort Lauderdale force.
If you got stopped, you'd want to get stopped by Quintin.
They both know and love good wine.
Where do you enjoy drinking Deerfield wine? Send
us a picture.
We love your wine.
Was wondering if any animal products are used in the production
of the Sangiovese. (Currently we have the '03 vintage)
Interesting you should ask as this subject recently was brought
to my attention by our tasting room manager, John Vietti,
who is a vegan.
Our wines do not include any animal products and are suitable
for consumption by vegans. Those animal products would have
been fining agents, used to remove harsh flavors and overtones
from the wine. They would be gelatin, made from cows. Isinglass,
made from fish, and egg whites, made by chickens ;-).
We used to use all these things. We no longer do. We no longer
use them because our wines don’t develop bitter or off flavors
because we use a better computer operated press that presses
at a low enough pressure not to extract these problem compounds.
This is true with all of our wines not just the Sangiovese.
As a side note, none of the aforementioned animal products
stay in the wine, they precipitate out and are removed. I
do understand however that this does not satisfy the concern.
So, we are happy to report that all of our wines are not only
made using organic methods but are vegan friendly.