Fetzer Merlot California Valley Oaks Fetzer Vineyards 2006

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Dunkles Granatrot, exotischer Duft von Rauch, Pflaumen und Vanille, samtige Frucht, süssliche Fülle, reifes Tanninger...

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Midtown Wine Merchants
Morristown, NJ (2,500 mi)
USD 12.99
1500ml
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Not a bad Merlot.. Very dry and lacks a bit of the fruitiness that many French Merlots exhibit, but for the price, this is a dry Merlot with a nice... Read more

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I didn't love this wine. I decided to try it because of the awards it boasted on the label but it is VERY dry and has a long finish. It has a smoky... Read more

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Snooth User: tulaw
94189266
3.00 5
12/16/2008

Not a bad Merlot.. Very dry and lacks a bit of the fruitiness that many French Merlots exhibit, but for the price, this is a dry Merlot with a nice long finish that beats a normal French table wine. I wouldn't serve it to guests, but it is great with dinner on one of those normal days of life.


Snooth User: drewbecker
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1.00 5
07/18/2009

I did not enjoy this wine.


Snooth User: hillairelong
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2.00 5
02/04/2009

I didn't love this wine. I decided to try it because of the awards it boasted on the label but it is VERY dry and has a long finish. It has a smoky flavor. Overall I think there are better merlots in this price range.


Snooth User: anabellie
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2.50 5
04/09/2009

The merlot is very dry, with an extra-long finish. A strong scent of rubbing alcohol initially, goes away after letting it stand for several minutes. Smoky flavor - definitely no fruit. Went OK with meatballs in a mild tomato w/red chili (no spice) sauce. Tolerable, though nothing I would ever buy myself (was a bday present from a relative - not sure if they like me or not!)

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External Reviews for Fetzer Merlot California Valley Oaks Fetzer Vineyards

External Review
05/23/2011

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
05/23/2011

Black cherry flavors mark this pretty wine, which also has a distinctive herbal edge. The tannins are soft, but good acidity keeps it lively in the mouth, and it finishes clean, fruity and spicy. Nice everyday drinking at a great price.


External Review
05/23/2011

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
05/23/2011

Ripe cherry and blackberry jam meld with creamy vanilla aromas, a touch of tobacco, spicy clove and cinnamon, and toasted oak. The wine is rich in the mouth, with full tannin and dark-ripe fruity cherry flavors. The finish is long and fruit-filled, with the perfect amount of toasty oak spice.


External Review
05/23/2011

A beautiful marriage of red fruit and sweet oak dominate this wine. The palate is rounded out with hints of clove, cedar and cola. Take advantage of the instant gratification - drink now with pasta dishes or by itself.


External Review
05/23/2011

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


External Review
05/23/2011

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


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Winemaker's Notes:

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

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

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