Since 1984, Fetzer has pursued sustainable practices and have always sought to expand and improve them. Pioneering earth-friendly winemaking long before it was a buzzword, Fetzer Vineyards continues Barney Fetzerís legacy of hard work, radical thinking and wines that make a difference.
Fetzer Chardonnay Valley Oaks 2008
An appealing golden shade, this nicely priced and very refreshing Chardonnay has aromas of ripe pear and hints of brulee, crisp apple and citric aromas. Valley Oaks Chardonnay is characteristically golden straw in color, with aromas of tropical fruit layered with lemon grass, lime, a touch of peach and some herbal notes of clove. The wine is crafted to be medium weight, with vanilla, baked apple and pear alongside flavors of citrus and grapefruit. The palate is nicely balanced with the requisite oakspice and caramel offset by bright acidity, tangy fruit and citrus peel flavors. It has a rounded texture with a creamy edge and a nicely spiced finish spiked with clove and zest.
Price: $6.57 Buy
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Fetzer Pinot Grigio Valley Oaks
Some wines leave you tingling (with happiness or joy at the flavors). This scores in both dimensions. Light to medium-bodied, fruit-forward in character, with flavors of apples, tropical fruit, pears and a nice orange citrus note, balanced with some minerality and a wonderful round finish. This wine satisfies both seafood, chicken and lighter fare. Fruit-forward in character, with flavors of citrus, ripe apple and a touch of vanilla, balanced with some minerality and a finish you canít ignore. There are hints of fresh flowers in the nose, even earthy, back to the Garden delights. This is a thumbs up wine.
Price: $10.00 Buy
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Johannisberg Riesling from the cool, coastal regions of Mendocino, Santa Barbara, and Monterey Counties produces consistently outstanding wines with delicate floral and fruit flavors and crisp acidity. Fetzer Riesling is delicate, yet full of fruit forward flavors and aromas. There are aromas of dried fruit, lemon, lavender, jasmine and rose petal. In the mouth, the crisp acidity balances this well structured wine with flavors of peaches, pineapple and pear that lead to a smooth rich, mellow finish.
Price: $5.75 Buy
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