Fetzer Zinfandel California 2008

External Review:

Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Tasting all too much like the cheap wine that it is, this shallow effort flirts momentarily with a brief note of ripe berries, but it runs straightaway to coarseness and, even if not high in alcohol, it heats up on the finish for want of buffering fruit.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.

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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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External Reviews for Fetzer Zinfandel California

11/12/2010

Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Tasting all too much like the cheap wine that it is, this shallow effort flirts momentarily with a brief note of ripe berries, but it runs straightaway to coarseness and, even if not high in alcohol, it heats up on the finish for want of buffering fruit.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


07/05/2011

"Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Tasting all too much like the cheap wine that it is


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Plan a neighborhood fundraiser. Serve pizza, nachos, that sort of thing. Then buy a few cases of this Zin. With its dry tannins and acidity, it will go down easy with Parmesan and olive oil.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A ripe, full-flavored wine that maintains both elegance and structure. Medium ruby in color, with concentrated aromas of dried berry, clove spice, chocolate and sandalwood. On the palate, the wine is dense and rich, with intense flavors of tobacco, dried berry, and prune. The finish is long and medium-bodied, with soft tannins.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Most wineries selling inexpensive Zin are putting out mediocre stuff, but Fetzer overdelivers for the price. You'll find this wine to be dry, richly tannic and balanced, with satisfying flavors of spicy blackberries, cherries and tobacco.


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
04/09/2011

Zinfandel 2008 - Fetzer: Zinfandel 2008 - Rotwein von FetzerDas satte, intensivrote Rubinrot funkelt im Glas. Der Zinfandel von Fetzer präsentiert ein Bukett aus reifen Beerenfrüchten, die mit würzigen Noten von Sandelholz, Gewürznelken, Vanille und Schokolade verschmelzen. Dazu gesellt sich die charakteristische Prise Pfeffer. Am Gaumen wirkt der Zinfandel vollmundig und sanft mit dem für Zinfandel typischen samtweich gereiften Tannin, das aber hier um einiges leichter zugänglich und eleganter ist als bei vielen seiner "Power-Kollegen". Ausgewogen, fruchtig und würzig mit einer feinen Vanillenote und pikanten Aromen von schwarzem Pfeffer im Finale ist er besonders lecker zu gegrilltem Rind und Lamm oder aber zu fleischigem Fisch, wie beispielsweise Schwertfisch.Daten von Zinfandel 2008 von FetzerWeingut: FetzerLand: USARegion: KalifornienRebsorte: 77% Zinfandel, 14% Petit Syrah, 3% Grenache, 2% Syrah, 2% Tannat, 2% MourvèdreInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,0 Vol. %Gesamtsäure: 6,1 g/lRestzucker: 0,6 g/lEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 18°CFassreife: jaLagerfähigkeit: 4-5 Jahre ab Jahrgang Kalifornien


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Sprightly and clean, with full-throttle fruit and spice and a softly tannic texture. The pepper and wild-berry flavors are distinctive and delicious, and nicely dry. Try with pizza, or pasta with spicy sausages.




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