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Fetzer Merlot California Valley Oaks 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes Dark purple in color with a nose of blackberry jam melded with creamy vanilla aromas, a touch of tobacco, spicy clove and cinnamon. The wine is rich in the mouth, with smooth tannins and rich, ripe plum and berry flavors. The finish is long and fruit-filled, with the perfect amount of toasty oak spice. This wine is perfect for enjoying upon release and for the next 4-5 years.

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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.

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Snooth User: jhlim888
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3.50 5
06/21/2010

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Fetzer Merlot California Valley Oaks

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
01/06/2011

You'll first notice a rich, medium Ruby Red color in this Merlot,with aromas of black cherry, cassis, red licorice, plum and a hintof sage, balanced with notes from the oak aging, including vanilla,toffee and toasty oak. The light to medium tannins provide someheft for the wine, easing into a soft structure that offers a wellbalanced wine that's easy to drink. Surprisingly rich flavors ofcherry, vanilla and mocha combine with toasty oak. This is oneof our best vintages of the past few years.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
06/18/2013

Dunkles Granatrot, exotischer Duft von Rauch, Pflaumen und Vanille, samtige Frucht, süssliche Fülle, reifes Tanningerüst, feingliedrige Würze, stilvoll.



Wine Tasting Notes Dark purple in color with a nose of blackberry jam melded with creamy vanilla aromas, a touch of tobacco, spicy clove and cinnamon. The wine is rich in the mouth, with smooth tannins and rich, ripe plum and berry flavors. The finish is long and fruit-filled, with the perfect amount of toasty oak spice. This wine is perfect for enjoying upon release and for the next 4-5 years.

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