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Fetzer Merlot California Valley Oaks 2005

Member Review by chang8317:

had 2005 in 2007. We let it breath overnight and it was much better. First night was about a 2, second night a 3

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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 Merlot California Valley Oaks

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Snooth User: chang8317
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2.50 5
09/24/2007

had 2005 in 2007. We let it breath overnight and it was much better. First night was about a 2, second night a 3


Snooth User: Heathen83
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3.00 5
02/04/2009

Three glasses


External Reviews for Fetzer Merlot California Valley Oaks

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

Fetzer as much as anyone in America is responsible for quaffable, inexpensive vin ordinaire, and this fine Merlot is the latest example. It's dry and balanced, with a polished richness that belies the everyday price.


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

How Fetzer can produce 300,000 cases of this wine, at this price, is a testament to the fine art of blending. This is a smooth, polished, dry Merlot with cherry, vanilla and spice flavors. It's easy to drink and is a nice everyday or party type wine.


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

Blended with Carignane and Syrah, allegedly in order to enhance the mouthfeel, acid, and body of the wine, the 2002 Fetzer Merlot (sporting an attractive new label, might I add) is dark purple in color with flavors of ripe plum, blackberry jam and spicy clove.


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

Lively and easy to drink, with cherry and spice aromas and soft raspberry and toasty herb flavors. Drink now.


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

Impresses for its dryness and elegance. Feels smooth and polished in the mouth, with complicated flavors of currants, herbs, anise, pepper and sandalwood, wrapped into firm but fine tannins. Easy to find, with 312,000 cases produced.


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

Appealing for its black cherry and roasted coffee aromas and spicy, easygoing flavors. Drink now.


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

Blended with Carignane and Syrah, allegedly in order to enhance the mouthfeel, acid, and body of the wine, this rendition of the ever-popular Eagle Peak Merlot is dark purple in color with flavors of ripe plum, blackberry jam and spicy clove.


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