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Fetzer Chardonnay California Valley Oaks 2010

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

A consistent winner in the value sweepstakes for Chardonnay, this 1997 Sundial possesses medium body, good quantities of tropical fruit, and a refreshing, zesty feel on the palate. Drink it over the next year.

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Fetzer Vineyards:
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.

External Reviews for Fetzer Chardonnay California Valley Oaks

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

A consistent winner in the value sweepstakes for Chardonnay, this 1997 Sundial possesses medium body, good quantities of tropical fruit, and a refreshing, zesty feel on the palate. Drink it over the next year.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

A simple, fruity, soft-textured wine, showing appealing tropical fruit and lemon aromas and flavors and a fresh, soft finish. Drinkable now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This winery produces an enormous array of top quality wines, but few of its peers are able to capture Chardonnay's fruit and vivacious character as well as Fetzer does with its sundial cuvée. Gorgeous apple, pear, and citrus fruit are presented in a pure, unadulterated, naked (the Australians call it virgin) expression of Chardonnay. Medium-bodied, fruity, refreshing, and lively, this 1999 is a treat to drink. A terrific value, it can be enjoyed over the next year.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Fresh, floral and fleshy, with a citrus and grapefruit edge to the green apple flavors. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
10/21/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/19/2011

This tank-fermented, deliciously fruity, crisp Chardonnay offers citrusy, apple, and tropical fruit aromas and flavors. Drink this medium bodied fresh, lively wine over the next year.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

A consistent winner in the under $10 Chardonnay sweepstakes, this well-made wine displays plenty of tropical fruit (oranges and pineapples), medium body, excellent freshness, no evidence of oak, and a crisp, dry, lusciously fruity finish. Drink it over the next year for its exuberant, straightforward, but satisfying style.


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Dietary Information: Organic


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