Founders Ben and Jake Fetzer launched Masút Vineyard & Winery with a focus to produce estate Pinot Noir. The brothers are the grandsons of Barney Fetzer, who built Fetzer Vineyards with his family. In the early 1990s, their father, Robert Fetzer, was eager to begin a new chapter. He purchased a 1,200-acre property, which he named Masút, a Native American word meaning “dark, rich earth.” They began to plant Pinot Noir in this untapped mountainous area. Their efforts eventually established the Eagle Peak appellation in Mendocino County, where they are the sole winery. The vineyard is 35 acres of Pinot Noir which straddle the western mountains at the headwaters of the Russian River. Each year, Masút’s goal is to produce a Pinot Noir of the highest quality and expression.
This was 100% destemmed and fermented in stainless open top tanks after a 4-6 day cold soak, then aged in 32% new French oak for 12 months.
This has a medium ruby colour, tears show slight red taint & extraction; on the nose this is full and rounded with ripe red cherries, baking spice and red plums; medium bodied, with medium balanced acidity, fine-grained, ripe tannins, juicy black cherries and plums finishes with cinnamon & vanilla baking spice. Satisfying and easy-drinking.