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Fetzer Gewürztraminer Mendocino County 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

A Thought From Winemaker Dennis Martin “It’s often called Gavurz because it’s hard to say (even harder to spell). It’s really an enological secret weapon, great for taming spicy foods or sipping on its own. Lots of people love this wine, even if they’ll never win the spelling bee. Just ask for Gavurz. We’ll know what you mean.” Growing Season This was a nicely warm, nicely dry vintage. In this case, boring is a good thing. The extended growing season was perfect for the development of passion fruit aromas in many of the vineyards we farmed. Some light rain in September cooled things down and made the harvest easy going. Breezy days and cool nights made for a reluctant, but in the end, rewarding crop. Notes On The Wine Gewürztraminer comes in several styles, and all are increasingly popular. Valley Oaks is made with a traditional taste profile, just a bit sweet but oh so perfect at holiday or any time you need a wine to complement a meal. Crisp acidity is a hallmark of this wine. Grapes are sourced from cool-climate regions of California (hot weather just won’t do for this varietal) and we treat the grapes to a slow, cold fermentation averaging 50° in nothing but stainless steel tanks. The absence of oak is purposeful. Taste With the Winemaker We traditionally source Gewürztraminer from the cool Central Coast region of California, where long, lingering growing seasons add a touch of complexity and richness to the wine. Passion fruit comes to the fore in this vintage, along with tangerine, mango and clean aromas of orange spice joining 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 are evident. One wine writer described our Gavurz as a “Two Wow Experience: Great tasting and Great energy.” I like that. Consistent Acclaim For Every Vintage Best of Class, California Appellation, 2008 California State Fair, Vintage 2006 Alcohol 12.07% * Total Acidity .65 gms/100ml * pH 3.19 * RS 3.25gms/100ml Fermented in Stainless Without Oak Aging We craft our Valley Oaks wines responsibly so you can enjoy them responsibly Visit Fetzer on the web at Fetzer.com to learn more about our Earth Friendly Wines Fetzer Vineyards, Hopland, Mendocino County California USA

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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.

Member Reviews for Fetzer Gewürztraminer Mendocino County

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Snooth User: vincepascoe
1034998
5.00 5
12/04/2008

great Cheap wine...Sweet and light great with fish or a sharp chease. Costco has a 2 pack for $12 ...can be found at most Circle k's for $10... its not the most complex Gewverz but its great for the price


Snooth User: pathand187
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5.00 5
01/03/2009

Five glasses



A Thought From Winemaker Dennis Martin “It’s often called Gavurz because it’s hard to say (even harder to spell). It’s really an enological secret weapon, great for taming spicy foods or sipping on its own. Lots of people love this wine, even if they’ll never win the spelling bee. Just ask for Gavurz. We’ll know what you mean.” Growing Season This was a nicely warm, nicely dry vintage. In this case, boring is a good thing. The extended growing season was perfect for the development of passion fruit aromas in many of the vineyards we farmed. Some light rain in September cooled things down and made the harvest easy going. Breezy days and cool nights made for a reluctant, but in the end, rewarding crop. Notes On The Wine Gewürztraminer comes in several styles, and all are increasingly popular. Valley Oaks is made with a traditional taste profile, just a bit sweet but oh so perfect at holiday or any time you need a wine to complement a meal. Crisp acidity is a hallmark of this wine. Grapes are sourced from cool-climate regions of California (hot weather just won’t do for this varietal) and we treat the grapes to a slow, cold fermentation averaging 50° in nothing but stainless steel tanks. The absence of oak is purposeful. Taste With the Winemaker We traditionally source Gewürztraminer from the cool Central Coast region of California, where long, lingering growing seasons add a touch of complexity and richness to the wine. Passion fruit comes to the fore in this vintage, along with tangerine, mango and clean aromas of orange spice joining 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 are evident. One wine writer described our Gavurz as a “Two Wow Experience: Great tasting and Great energy.” I like that. Consistent Acclaim For Every Vintage Best of Class, California Appellation, 2008 California State Fair, Vintage 2006 Alcohol 12.07% * Total Acidity .65 gms/100ml * pH 3.19 * RS 3.25gms/100ml Fermented in Stainless Without Oak Aging We craft our Valley Oaks wines responsibly so you can enjoy them responsibly Visit Fetzer on the web at Fetzer.com to learn more about our Earth Friendly Wines Fetzer Vineyards, Hopland, Mendocino County California USA

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