John Treder wrote:Thanks, Hoke.
I used to buy Fetzer quite a bit in the 90s, then they changed or I changed or quite likely both.
Both, I think, John.
I need to point out that this isn't a "Fetzer Wine". It's a vineyard/brand started by one of the 11 children of the Fetzer family after they sold their brand and name to another company. So it is separate from the Fetzer wines you see out there. It's considered a pretty good vineyard and brand, and I drink it often...I like some of the better Mendo Sauvignon Blancs.
Another one...that is a Fetzer brand....that you should try is the Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc. It's organic (and quite a lot of biodynamically grown grapes), sourced from Lake County, and made very much in the grapefruity New Zealand anaerobic style. Also under screwcap.
I used to work for the company that made the wine, but don't anymore; I still drink the wine, though, because it's good. And that company doesn't own the winery anymore either, as it has been sold to the Chilean Concha y Toro company. CyT has wisely chosen to maintain the vineyards and staff and allow them to do their own thing pretty much----and they do it well.