Fetzer Chardonnay California Valley Oaks 2007
Fetzer Vineyards was founded in 1968 in beautiful Mendocino County by Barney and Kathleen Fetzer. One of the first California wineries to branch out into serious Chardonnay production, Fetzer remains committed to sustainability and environmentally conscious wine production. Dennis Martin oversees all wine-making at Fetzer and is assisted by Charlie Gilmore and Michael Chupp, who are in charge of white wine making and red wine making respectively.
For a little over $5 its hard to go wrong with this. Its better than average. Certainly kicks Yellow Tail in the pants. Nice clean fruit, not much oak to speak of. The way I like my Chardonnays. This isn't gonna win any awards for complexity, but for a good afternoon sipper its great.
i actually like it and im shocked it doesnt get better reviews!! When i tasted, i couldnt beleive the flavor it had, a lot more than other more expensive chardonnays that ive tasted.
I found this wine to be thin and supremely out of balance. An overpowering aroma of harsh lemon juice leads to a knockout punch of acidity on the front end that immediately dissappears. On careful tasting one might detect sweeter flavors of peach, but one cannot say there is any nuance to this wine because a nuance requires a defining flavor profile which it can either support or distinguish itself from. I found neither. The sale price was too much.
Three and a half glasses
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Wine Tasting NotesValley Oaks Chardonnay is characteristically golden straw in color, with aromas of tropical fruit layered with lemon grass, lime, a touch of peach and some herbal notes of clove. The wine is crafted to be medium weight, with vanilla, baked apple and pear alongside flavors of citrus and grapefruit. You won't be disappointed in this vintage: it's like saying hello to an old friend.
Valley Oaks Chardonnay is characteristically golden straw in color, with aromas of tropical fruit layered with lemon grass, lime, a touch of peach and some herbal notes of clove. The wine is crafted to be medium weight, with vanilla, baked apple and pear alongside flavors of citrus and grapefruit. You won't be disappointed in this vintage: it's like saying hello to an old friend.
Fetzer Premium Varietals Chardonnay 'Valley Oaks' 2007: empf. Trinktemperatur 8-12°C, lagerfähig 2 - 4 Jahre ab Jahrgang, Ausbau in StahltanksJahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: KalifornienWeingut: FetzerRebsorte: 100% Chardonnay Restzucker: 5 g/LiterRestsäure: 6,25 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.13 Weißwein
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