Fetzer Gewürztraminer California Valley Oaks 2006

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Yellow . Luscious tropical fruit and juicy grapefruit rounded out with soft vanilla and hazelnut notes. Wonderful fru...

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Interesting - incredible nose - very earthy - barnyard like in a good way , initial smell of heavy fruits like plums and deep black cherry - dry, s... Read more

It had an offensive nose. Very bitter. Not a good wine. Read more

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Snooth User: deconut
100466939
3.50 5
06/07/2009

Interesting - incredible nose - very earthy - barnyard like in a good way , initial smell of heavy fruits like plums and deep black cherry - dry, smooth, lingering finish - for certain needs time to decant - it has been over an hour and it is getting better - very smooth - will come back and update when some time has gone by - we have another bottle and I will decant it for some time before drinking - this is meant to drink on the colder side - getting much better in hour 2 - decant and wait at least 2 hours - refrigerate and leave out till you like the temp - it is now about 4 hours decanted and chilled - this is read more...a no miss wine - it was a gift and I could not be happier - just have to find it now


Snooth User: Cheese and Grapes
201091439
1.00 5
08/31/2009

It had an offensive nose. Very bitter. Not a good wine.


Snooth User: FritzBorrego
19523110
4.00 5
08/20/2009

Excelent Price / valué ratio.


Snooth User: fzhou
3227108
4.00 5
12/10/2009

Full body, great complexity and structure of flavors. Very intense flavor because the strong sweetness is tamed by even stronger tannins. Dark fruit nose and bouquet; Cherry, dark berries, plum taste; mint finish. Personal favorite of sub $20 cab.


Snooth User: Wolle
2034221,410
3.00 5
08/26/2009

Rating 85 .Somehow disappointing. Strong vegetal nose and taste. Tannins slightly bitter. Full body long finish. Smell is to annoying for me to warrant a better rating.


Snooth User: judgelog
34584867
3.00 5
12/29/2009

I found this Cab a bit restrained, with no hard edges. Very soft tannins, a pleasant nose, and controlled fruit with some nice herbal notes. Very easy drinking.


Snooth User: Stephen
4793
3.00 5
06/25/2007

I had this with dinner a few weeks ago. Overall this is an OK wine. There were good citrus flavors as well as some tropical fruit, but for me it was a bit too grassy. I know the southern hemisphere produces a lot of grassy SB, but I have had some from this region (Casablanca Valley) that were not quite so overpowering.


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External Reviews for Fetzer Gewürztraminer California Valley Oaks

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/17/2011

Fermented in stainless steel but aged briefly on heavily toasted oak staves, this is one big, fruity red. The nose is roasted, offering coffee and charbroiled beef. The palate is young but smooth, with pounds of berry fruit. It's heavily oaked, but the fruit can handle it.


External Review
03/06/2009

A sophisticated, brooding Cabernet from Chile. It shows plenty of dark fruit, with toasty notes and subtle crushed mint. It's incredible with beef braises.


External Review
10/07/2009

`Ripe and concentrated with a broad swath of macerated currant fig paste espresso loam and black licorice notes all carried by dense but integrated tannins. The finish lets sage and mint notes chime in.`~(WS)


External Review
10/07/2009

91WS smart buy see above next scree for discounted case price


External Review
05/18/2011

Medium red. Cherry, roasted herbs, earth, licorice and an almost exotically sweet note of marzipan on the nose. Supple in the mouth, with notes of pepper and woodsmoke. Seems fresher that the '97, but this is not at all dominated by its acids. Finishes with very good length, and tongue-coating but supple tannins.


External Review
05/18/2011

The Brunier brothers have turned out a very fine 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape (what they call a "vintage of freshness"). This classic effort possesses more stuffing than most of its peers. It reveals this estate's tell-tale notes of earthy garrigue, herbs, licorice and seaweed, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, soft tannins and more depth than many 2008s. Nevertheless, it will not be a long-ager, so readers are encouraged to drink it over the next 5-7 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Vivid red. Highly complex bouquet of raspberry, dried cherry, garrigue and flowers. Exotic apricot and floral honey notes come up with air and carry onto the palate, which shows sweet red fruit flavors, a smoky quality and a velvety texture. This elegant wine is already putting on a seductive show. Finishes smooth, juicy and very long. The juice that goes into this cuvandeacute;e comes from vines that are at least 50 years of age, with the blend featuring 65% grenache, 15% each of syrah and mourvandeacute;dre, and 5% cinsault and andldquo;divers.andrdquo;


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Winemaker's Notes:

In this vintage to be remembered, about two-thirds of the grapes were sourced from the cool Central Coast region of California, where early spring rains led to a bit of Noble Rot in just enough grape bunches to add a touch of complexity and richness to the wine. Tangerine, mango and clean aromas of orange spice join with pineapple, baked pears and hints of tell-tale cinnamon, common to Gewürztraminer. This wine can be zesty, and flavors of clove, orange and caramelized apples come to the fore.

Tasting Notes:

Yellow . Luscious tropical fruit and juicy grapefruit rounded out with soft vanilla and hazelnut notes. Wonderful fruit flavours, pleasant acidity and sweetness. Elegant and beautifully balanced.

<p>Panamera Cuv&eacute;e California is a full-bodied wine that is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Zinfandel with Boysen and raspberry flavors.&nbsp;</p>

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Closure: Cork

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 11.75% pH: 3.02
Total Acidity: 6.9 grams per liter

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