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2001 Fisher - Merlot 1-5-7 Estate

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Merlot

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SKU: 145206-2001
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($48; merlot with 18% syrah; from a 1998 planting) Bright red-ruby. Dusty aromas of bitter cherry, currant, minerals, tobacco and licorice. Sweet, lush and creamy, with expressive flavors of bitter cherry, tobacco, cedar and eucalyptus. Then finishes with big, tongue-dusting tannins and good length. With a bit less mid-palate stuffing, this shows a slight dry edge on the back.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
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  • The winery was founded in 1973, when Fred and Juelle Fisher purchased 100 acres in the Mayacamas Mountains on the western slope of Spring Mountain. There, they built a winery tucked in among the vines and Douglas Firs. The winery itself is a product of the estate, built from the timber that was cut and milled on-site.

    In 1976, the family found another 57 acres on the Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley. The property runs from the Napa River to the Eastern Vaca Range, adjacent to the famed Eisele Vineyard, and is the source of thier Lamb Vineyard Cabernet, Coach Insignia Cabernet and Cameron Bordeaux Blend.

    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 19 bottles owned
    • 3 collectors