Winery: Fetzer
Brand/Type: Valley Oaks Merlot
Vintage: 2003
Country: USA
Region: California
Alcohol content: 13.1%
Closure: Natural Cork
Appearance: Dark Ruby
Aroma/Bouquet: Deep, rich, blackberries and currants.

This is a very nice Merlot. Ample flavors, complex body, softly smooth and satisfying. Slight cherry and spice, a hint of oak. Not “too” dry.

Of special note; Fetzer grows all of their grapes organically.
Fetzer is one of the largest producers of organic wines in the world. Fetzer is also committed to other environmentally friendly practices. So in case you’re looking for a conscionable wine, Fetzer should be on your shopping list.

One thought on “Wine Tasting:
2003 Fetzer Valley Oaks Merlot

  1. Lisa says:

    This wine is nice and light, not alot of tannins as with most reds. I served this with chicken and it made a terrific accompaniment. I think the cork is synthetic though. Fetzer is the only winery to buy 100% Green Power too!

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