Fetzer Five Rivers Ranch Pinot Noir 2003

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

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The 2012 vintage is available for: $16.99
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Item No. 79359
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

The majority of the Pinot Noir in this wine was grown at Bien Nacido Vineyard in Santa Maria - one of the area's best known and respected producers of Pinot Noir in the region. This vintage is medium ruby in color. The nose is full of dried cherry and earthy notes with a touch of black pepper spice. In the mouth, these aromas combine with rich cherry and raspberry flavors in a balanced, medium-weight wine with a medium-long finish. The grapes were cold soaked and partially whole berry fermented and was aged for nine months in small French oak barrels.

This elegant and stylish Pinot Noir is the perfect companion to lightly seasoned salmon, tuna, pork or lamb.

Learn About Fetzer

Fetzer Vineyards, America's sixth largest premium wine producer, has been producing high quality varietal wines since 1968 in beautiful Mendocino County. In 1958, lumber merchant Barney Fetzer bought a ramshackle ranch in Redwood Valley as a home for his wife and a soon-to-be family of eleven children. Here, in the rugged hills of Mendocino, they toiled in their vineyards for a decade and turned their dream into reality with their first vintage in 1968. The family sold the business in 1992 to Brown-Forman Corporation.

Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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