Fisher Vineyards RCF Merlot 1997

Merlot from Sonoma County, California

Price: $35.99 $33.49
Save $2.50 (7%)
Item No. 15696
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WS90
  • 1998
  • WS91
  • ST88

Winemaker's Notes

Oak is kept to lower levels than is the case with our Cabernets. At 33% new French oak, we find the hazelnut and chocolate character of the wine lifted without any of the overpowering astringent qualities that too much wood can impart. The 1997 RCF is a wonderfully plush, juicy Merlot with some real stuffing to age. Enjoy this wine presently for its fruit and impeccable balance or cellar for three to five years to bring forth its intense aromatics and aristocratic structure.

Learn About Fisher Vineyards Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About Sonoma County

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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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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