By Duane Pemberton
The Fetzer Family is a California icon – they have been producing quality wines in that State for nearly half a century. Bob Fetzer’s sons, Ben and Jake branched out and created their own winery called Masut – a brand dedicated to producing world-class Pinot Noir from the vineyard their father purchased back in 1992.
- Estate Vineyard Certified Organic
- Appellation Mendocino County
- Clones Dijon 777,115, 113
- Harvest September 15-25, 2009
- Fermentation Open-top 2 ton fermentors
- Aging French Oak (55% New)
- Production 1700 six packs
- Date Bottled August 25th, 2010
- Analysis Alc. 14.2% / pH 3.54 / TA .6g/100ml
- Price: $40.00
Nose: Peppered roses, beef tongue, cedar chest, christmas spice, black cherries for days and what reminds me of a cherry compote.
Taste: Massive waves of black cherries, dark chocolate, with the spice-action really picking up steam across the mid palate. Nice tannins that are a tad firm but subtle enough to keep everything on the downlow. This is a very solid pinot and one that can easily compete with others I’ve had from other regions at its price point.