DRX is Deerfield’s flagship Meritage wine. Meritage is the name California winemakers gave to Bordeaux style blends made in California. Deerfield is a charter member of the Meritage Association. We have a long history in making Bordeaux blends, starting with Robert’s first blends in 1978. When the vintage is right we make a DRX, blended and aged from just select, “cherry picked” barrels chosen by taste.
Start with the color, deep, dark, and brilliant. The nose opens after several swirls to channel warm chocolate over violet
pedals. The taste balloons out rapidly filling the palate with gently layered flavors of 72% cocoa, with hints of blueberries, cedar, and cigar box. Waves of new flavors develop over one another gradually rising to the top of your head, seamless and incredibly silky. The finish goes on longer than you would think for such a well balanced wine.
47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Cabernet Franc, 14% Merlot, 5% Malbec
2% Petit Verdot
Barrel aged four years, bottle aged 3 years. We age our red
blends longer in the barrel than any other California winery.
All vineyards are organically or sustainably grown. Made using
organic methods. Bottled 235 cases, January 1, 2009.