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Fetzer Gewurztraminer California Valley Oaks 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Lovely if very fruity on the nose with good intensity to the classic honeysuckle, peach and honeydew aromas that show a bit of an Orangesicle sweetness to them. In the mouth, this is somewhat small-scaled, bright, juicy and livel, with clear, classic if slightly simple Viognier flavors of orange cream, honeysuckle and candied peach. Not complex or fancy and a touch short, but still quite attractive. 87pts

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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.

Editorial Reviews for Fetzer Gewurztraminer California Valley Oaks

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 04/03/2012

Lovely if very fruity on the nose with good intensity to the classic honeysuckle, peach and honeydew aromas that show a bit of an Orangesicle sweetness to them. In the mouth, this is somewhat small-scaled, bright, juicy and livel, with clear, classic if slightly simple Viognier flavors of orange cream, honeysuckle and candied peach. Not complex or fancy and a touch short, but still quite attractive. 87pts


Member Reviews for Fetzer Gewurztraminer California Valley Oaks

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Snooth User: amynraleigh
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/02/2013

Overall a nice viognier, fruity and mellow.


Snooth User: crickf
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/18/2011

sweet and fruity. plum, peach, apricot


Snooth User: The Wine Teacher
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 03/23/2011

This California gewurztraminer tastes like a late harvest wine with its sweet entry. Golden straw in colour with medium intensity. The nose shows rose petals and ripe apricot and peach. There is sufficient acidity in the wine to balance out the sweetness. Big stone fruit and honey on the palate with a medium finish.


Snooth User: JTR62
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1.50 5
Vintage: 2009 03/13/2011

One and a half glasses


Snooth User: bassman
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 10/30/2008

A fine sweet white wine. Very similar to a standard riesling.


Snooth User: megdeweese
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 06/27/2009

thick, sweet almost dessert like wine. Strong scent of rose on the nose. Slight pear, and orange peel flavors. Sweeter than our usual pick, but delicious. Great as an after dinner drink (dessert)


Snooth User: Violetstardom
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 03/09/2009

Initially sweet on the nose, with a little spice. A little too sweet, actually. Still friendly and drinkable. A little more acid or spicy flavors would bring much more depth and interest to this.


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External Reviews for Fetzer Gewurztraminer California Valley Oaks

External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

Shows real Gewurz character in the ripe peach, apricot, pineapple and vanilla flavors and blast of cinnamon-nutmeg spice. High acidity balances the sweetness, making the wine pleasantly clean and refreshing. Very nice as a pre-dinner drink, or with Asian food.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

Aromatic rose petal, lychee and candied lemon peel notes give way to ripe peach and dried pineapple flavors. A juicy acidity balances out the candied fruit flavors.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/11/2011

Fetzer Vineyards Valley Oaks Gewurztraminer 2009 750ML


External Review
Vintage: 2009 10/20/2010

It's often called gavurtz because it's hard to say, and even harder to spell. This wine, though, is a secret weapon, great for taming spicy foods or sipping on its own. Enjoy the honeyed apricot and peach flavors in the glass, and breathe deeply to capture the aromas of rose petals and honeysuckle. Lots of people love this wine, even if they'll never spell it. Just ask for gavurtz. We'll know what you mean. - Dennis Martin, Winemaker


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/26/2010

Fans of our Fetzer Gewurztraminer won't be disappointed withthis vintage. Rich, fruity and clean aromas of orange spice join with pineapple, baked pears and hints of tell-tale cinnamon. The wine can be zesty, and flavors of clove, orange and caramelized apples come to the fore. One wine writer described our Gavurz as a 'Two WoW Experience: great tasting and great energy.' I like that.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

Deep golden straw colored, with a nose of dried apricot, spicy peach, a touch of rose petal and honeysuckle. In the mouth, crisp green apple, honeyed apricot, and peach flavors meld with the traditional spicy flavors of Gewürztraminer. This medium-bodied wine's off-dry style strikes the perfect balance between its sweetness and bright, crisp acidity.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

Sweet. Allspice and nutmeg season the ripe peachy fruit aromas. Clean, juicy, fresh peach qualities on the palate make this another successful quaffer for those who like it sweet.


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