|Owner(s)||Patti Fetzer, Gregg Hileman|
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Patti Fetzer produces wine from 126 acres (74.5 acres planted to vines) stretching along the Russian River in Hopland, Mendocino County. Her husband and General Manager, Gregg Hileman, Winemaker Mike Lee, and Vineyard Foreman Horacio Ortega make up the team. The vineyard is certified organic since 1993 and Demeter certified Biodynamic in 2000.
Patti Fetzer is one of eleven children in the Fetzer family of Mendocino County. She spent her childhood on the family's Home Ranch, 720 acres in Redwood Valley acquired by her parents, Barney and Kathleen Fetzer, in 1958. She is the first of the Fetzer women to launch her own label (2004).
Wines produced include Estate Grown Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel.
2009 Patianna Organic Vineyards Mendocino Pinot Noir
14.3% alc., $19.99, screw cap. Made from organic grapes grown in certified organic vineyards. Proprietor is Patti Ann Fetzer, the first woman in the Fetzer clan to launch her own label. · Moderate reddish-purple hue in the glass. Initially the nose offers bright aromas of dark berries and black cherries with a touch of oak, fading a bit over time in the glass. Fairly intense flavors of very ripe black cherries and berries with an underpinning of oak and herbs adding a savory note. The fruit is framed by well-mannered dry tannins and supported by a solid acid backbone. Impressive persistence on the slippery finish. Source: website, retail. Good. Reviewed July 1, 2011 ARTICLE »