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Powered by Frooition.com All Items See our eBay store for more great items >> Shop Categories Deering Wine 2009 Sonoma Valley Ideal Red Blend Item Description This listing is for 6 bottles. If you’d like a more specific quantity, please visit our store. Orders of 6 or more bottles always ship for free! Codename: Lofty Ideals For today’s elite-level wine offering, you’ll enjoy over 44% off on the impressive 95 point flagship wine from our friends at Deering Wine. Today only - and only while it lasts - we have their Deering Wine 2009 Sonoma Valley Ideal. We first featured Deering in 2013. Back then they became an instant hit with our Operatives. Unfortunately, this small-production winery usually sells all of their wine directly to wine club members, leaving very little for wine merchants like us. When Agent Red learned that they were sitting on a cache of their 95 point flagship red, he hightailed it to the winery to do some begging. He was successful, but the winery only had a limited number of cases. Lucky for you, he absconded with every last case. Bold blueberry, blackberry and red currant leap from the glass on opening. As the wine opens up, it reveals cherry candy, raspberry jam, sweet tobacco leaf, cigar box and sweet spice. Juicy and bursting with concentrated flavors of blackberry and cherry juice that coat the palate. As the wine settles onto the palate, additional flavors begin to appear, including dried dark flower petals, plum, cedar, baker’s chocolate, sweet spice and freshly ground black pepper. Today’s wine is Very highly recommended! Accolades: Double Gold Medal - 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Competition Gold Medal - 2013 Sunset International Wine Competition Tasting Profile Look: Inky dark burgundy hues, from the slightly opaque heart of the wine, out to the lighter purple edges. After a good swirl, tall, skinny legs move quickly down the glass. Smell: Blueberry, blackberry, red currant, cherry candy, raspberry jam, sweet tobacco leaf, cigar box and sweet spice. Taste: Blackberry and cherry juice, dried dark flower petals, plum, cedar, baker’s chocolate, sweet spice and freshly ground black pepper. Finish: Extra extra long and very plush with fruit, earth and spice that seem to last forever. Pairing: Enjoy this very flavorful wine with rich red meat dishes, or a flourless dark chocolate cake. What the Winery Says Before texting, match.com, and wine in a box, there were simpler and more elegant times, when letters were written, women were courted, and wine was always poured into a decanter. We long for the sensibilities of the past. That is why Downton Abbey and our Cabernet Sauvignon Blend are so popular. Our Ideal has rich flavors of stone fruit, wild truffle and spice that come together to create sophisticated character that will make you want to slow time down to savor it. WINEMAKER Todd Maus VARIETAL Red Wine VINTAGE 2009 APPELLATION Sonoma Valley ABV 14.6% PRODUCTION 304 cases About the Winery In 2004, we purchased 16 acres of Old Vine Zinfandel and Maus Vineyards was established. Our property was part of the historic Beltane Ranch located in the Mayacamas region of the Sonoma County Viticulture area. The area is known for its rocky slopes of volcanic basalt, shale and sandstone bedrocks. The vines love the cool maritime influence accompanied by evening fog and many warm sunny days. Our property is at a high elevation which allows the fog to burn off sooner. This creates great morning sun exposure that carries through to the afternoon. As a result, the property is suited for many different varietals. The Deering property totals 106 acres and we are very sensitive to the environment, practicing sustainable organic farming. The Deering name has a long history of agriculture in America, producing some of the first farming “machines” in the 1880’s. Blair (Deering) Maus’s family created the Deering Harvester Company which eventually became International Harvester. Winemaker Todd Maus Todd’s family has also been involved in farming for hundreds of years. Today he continues the dedication to improving agricultural practices and the love of farming started by his ancestors’ centuries ago. His biggest passion and fascination has been with beverages, to the point of brewing beer in his family’s garage. When he moved to the Bay Area, his passion for wine began. While working in San Francisco during the day, he took night courses on winemaking and grape growing in Napa at night. Todd nurtures the vineyard with an eye to quality, not quantity. Vineyard Notes In 2004, we purchased 16 acres of Old Vine Zinfandel and Maus Vineyards was established. Our property was part of the historic Beltane Ranch located in the Mayacamas region of the Sonoma County Viticulture area, an area known for its rocky slopes comprised of volcanic basalt, shale and sandstone bedrocks. The vines love the cool maritime influence accompanied by evening fog and many warm sunny days. Our property is at a high elevation which allows the fog to burn off sooner. This creates great morning sun exposure that carries through to the afternoon. As a result, the property is suited for many different varietals. In addition to our Maus Vineyard Zinfandel, we have planted 3.5 acres of Petite Syrah, 1.5 acres of Grenache, 1 acre of Mourvedre and 1 acre of Charbono. These are currently in root stock with the expectation of producing grapes in 3-4 years. We plan on planting the other 7 acres with some other interesting varietals within the next few years. Sustainable Farming Practices At Deering Vineyard we are very sensitive to the environment and are practicing sustainable organic farming. This means that we are only planting in brush areas, allowing us to save the beautiful old oak trees and creating a good balance of wild land where beneficial insects can thrive. There are good homes for owls, bats and foxes. &lt;img height="1" width="1" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=949726531738197&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1"/&gt; About The Wine SpiesAbout The Wine SpiesAlcohol SalesRestricted StatesTitle and OwnershipShipping & HandlingAbout The Wine SpiesCovert greetings! We've been spying great wines - and selling them online - since 2007. That makes us one of the oldest and most trusted names in the online wine trade. Here on eBay we sell six carefully curated wines each and every week. These wines are carefully selected by a tasting panel of industry veterans, which include our own Wine Spies 'agents'. Our constant refrain is, "If we don't love a wine, we won't feature it as one of our curated wines!" We work directly with wineries and importers, so our price to you is the best that it can be for quality wines. Working direct also means that your wine has been trucked around a minimal number of times. Wine is sensitive stuff, and we take great care of your wine - until it reaches your door. We offer free upgrades to temperature controlled shipping, and ice packs (for an additional fee) in the summer months if you'd like an extra measure of protection. Just choose your options at checkout. Your satisfaction is very important to us, so please be sure to connect with us if you have any questions or concerns, before you place your order or after. We have customer relationships that span a decade, and we hope to serve you for years to come. Enjoy your wine purchase! We loved sleuthing it out for you... Alcohol SalesAlcohol SalesAs a participant in this category, The Wine Spies underwent a screening and approval process by eBay prior to listing wine on the website. For more information about wine sales on eBay, please click here. Age Requirement The purchase of alcohol by persons under the age of 21 is prohibited by law. You must be at least 21 years old to purchase wine or spirits here. By placing an order through us, you are representing yourself to us as at least 21 years of age. You also represent that the person to whom the wine is being shipped is at least 21 years of age. We reserve the right to ask for proof of identity before processing an order. Restricted StatesRestricted StatesWe're sorry, but we do not ship to these states: Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, New York, Texas, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.Title and OwnershipTitle and OwnershipThe majority of states maintain laws and regulations that control or restrict the importation of alcoholic beverages. In all cases, the purchaser is responsible for complying with the laws and regulations, including in particular those relating to the import of alcohol, in effect in the state to which the purchaser is shipping alcohol. Title to, and ownership of, all wine passes from The Wine Spies to the purchaser, once payment has been made. By arranging for transportation of the wine, The Wine Spies is providing a service to, and acting on behalf of the purchaser. By utilizing this service, the purchaser is representing that he/she is acting in a fashion compliant with his/her local and state laws regarding the purchase, transportation and delivery of wine. The purchaser represents that he/she has obtained any required permission, paid any required fees, is working through properly licensed intermediaries where required, is legally entitled to take possession of wine and is legally entitled to take quantities ordered and once again authorizes that he/she is 21 years of age. Shipping & HandlingShipping & HandlingWe only ship within the continental United States. Shipping rates are valid only for deliveries within the continental US and only to those states that we can ship. Your wine delivery will be packaged in special wine shippers to ensure proper care of your wine, from the time it leaves our warehouse, until it is safely delivered. At the time of delivery, the carrier will require the signature of a person that is 21 years of age or older. Proof of age verification will required. If no person of at least 21 years of age is available at the time of delivery, the package will not be left. Requests like "Please leave my wine order on my doorstep" or "I grant you permission to leave my wine behind my gate" will be ignored because of the legal requirement that someone of 21 or older be available to sign for the wine. We recommend that you ship to a work address. We cannot ship wine to PO Boxes or APO addresses. While do allow the purchase of ice packs during hotter months, we reserve the right to hold your order (in our temperature-controlled warehouse) until we deem that the weather will allow for the undamaged shipment of your wine order. Vacation or Weather Hold Policy We understand that you may need to delay the delivery of your wine. Upon request, we will gladly hold your order in our climate controlled warehouse. Please place the date you would like the wine to you, along with the words "HOLD MY ORDER" in the comments section of the order during checkout. Requests made after the fact may not be honored. We ship orders quickly, so please be sure that you'll be available to receive your order. Combined Shipment Policy We'll gladly help you to save money by combining the orders that you place from our eBay store. Simply contact us and we will manually adjust invoices to reflect the above shipping rates. Note that we can only combine up to 12 bottles of wine (375ml/750ml) into one shipment. If you have any questions, please message us or call customer service directly at 1-855-iSPY-WINE (1-855-477-9463). Our (secret) Agents are standing by to answer any questions or concerns you may have about placing your order. Thanks for shopping with The Wine Spies! We look forward to serving you for years to come. 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