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Winner of a Silver Medal from the San Francisco International Wine Competition
This wine is produced by the third generation of the Fetzer family. Ben and Jake Fetzer purchased the Masut Ranch in 1992 to grow organic Pinot Noir. Of course the family's roots go far back in that region and was ahead of its time as the region is now considered one of the very best areas for growing Pinot Noir in all of California. The high elevation vineyard, around 1,000 feet above sea level, is in an area known as Eagle Peak which has an application pending for its own AVA. The wine was aged for 11 months in 55% new French oak. Just 700 cases were produced. International Wine Cellar scored it 91 points saying "Vivid ruby. Pungent aromas of red berry skin and cherry, with complicating floral, cola and spice nuances. Juicy, penetrating raspberry and cherry flavors are sharpened by a touch of blood orange and lifted by zesty minerality. Suave, smoky and sweet on the finish, which leaves rose pastille and red fruit notes behind."