2016 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir
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.