Fetzer Red Crimson 2010
"We gave winemaker extraordinaire Dennis Martin a clean palette to create a new wine. From there he went about crafting something remarkably Californian - wine that was smooth, socialable, well-blended and slightly non-traditional. Fetzer Crimson balances the best of Syrah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah into a pronounced oak profile with toasty aromatic components. He could enthuse about all the foods perfectly complemented by Fetzer Crimson, but Dennis thinks you should let it stand on its own first. This is a wine to be enjoyed with people." Winemaker's notes "A blend of Syrah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petite Sirah. Nearly opaque ruby-violet. The scintillating nose of roasted meats covered in dried berries is bound together by a rich dollop of oak. On the palate, the sheer gush of vanilla and oak tones is countered by thick, full-bodied flavors of briary red berries and sweet black fruits, with a touch of smoke on the backend adding complexity. A bold, dark, intriguing wine that coats the palate from beginning to end. The generous fruit, tannins, and acidity bode well for trying this with burgers, cheesesteaks, pizza, and barbecue...." 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.
A very interesting blend. Smooth, nice intensity, jammy fruit. Not very exiciting however. Good wine. read the full review at: http://piecesdevin.blogspot.nl/2014/06/fetzer-crimson-red-blend-2010.html
Decent red blend from Fetzer. The zin shines through but could use a little more pop from the syrah/petite sirah. Good drinker for the price.
Always a fan of Fetzer and this one was pretty good. I think I'd go for the merlot over the blend.
Good for price
Good blend for the price.
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