Fisher Vineyards Mountain Estate Vineyard Chardonnay 2009
Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Pale straw color. Aromas of lemon crème brulee and jasmine honeysuckle; high tone tropical fruit hints ofpineapple and guava. The palate ushers in flavors of kiwi, candied fig and crisp apple finishing with powerful mineral acidity. This wine is rich and unctuous while maintaining the graceful balance of powerful ripe fruit and classically crisp mountain acidity. While it begs to be enjoyed now, we think this wine will continue to reward those fans disciplined enough to allow 5 – 7 years of cellaring.
"The 2009 Chardonnay Mountain Estate possesses striking textural richness and depth. It fleshes out beautifully on the mid-palate, with generous fruit and beautifully delineated aromatics. A long, caressing finish rounds things out nicely."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Light yellow. Fresh pineapple and pear on the nose, with complicating notes of mace, chamomile and buttered toast. At once rich and energetic, offering lively tropical fruit flavors, with citrus zest and floral nuances picking up strength with air. Juicy and spicy on the finish, which clings with very good tenacity. I'd let this rest for another year or so but it looks very promising."
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Founded in 1973 by Fred and Juelle Fisher, the winery is nestled at the 1500-foot elevation on the western face of the Mayacamas Mountains between the Napa and Sonoma Valleys and home to their Wedding Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Whitney's Vineyard Chardonnay. Their Coach Insignia Cabernet, Lamb Vineyard Cabernet and RCF Vineyard Merlot come from their estate on the Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley. It is from these two sites that the winery strives to fulfill their mission of producing world class Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
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Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...
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White Wine's Queen Bee
Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different
soils and different climates. While frequently paired with
its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy,
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