Fetzer Mendoza Malbec 2011
"Vibrant red color with violet tones. Subtle and delicious aromas with an intense mixture of red fruits, plum and cherry jam. On the palate it's juicy and has intense wood-like tannins that make it a rustic, yet versatile wine. Long finish." Winemaker's notes "Ruby. Spicy and smoky nose of brambly blackberries, incense, and cherries. Medium-bodied. In the mouth, herbaceous notes of tobacco and peppers are followed by juicy black fruit flavors, with a nice dose of spice throughout. Becomes spicier on the finish..." SWJ 11/12
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.