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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Fisher Vineyards Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Fisher Vineyards Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 98952)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc.

This inaugural vintage is perfectly timed with a season that offered beautiful balance and tannic structure that rivals Bordeaux. Aromas of violet, black cherry and blackberry rise from the glass. The palate boasts a broad range of flavors that is a continuous progression of fresh blackberry, currant, espresso bean and bitter sweet chocolate, followed by oak spices reminiscent of a sweet cigar box mixed with toasted hazelnut coffee. These flavors linger with fine grain, velvet-like tannins; the finish has tremendous length and persistence.

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About Fisher Vineyards:

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.