Fisher Vineyards RCF Merlot 2001

Merlot from Sonoma County, California

$46.99
Item No. 75479
  • red wine
  • WS90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WS90
  • 1998
  • WS91
  • ST88

Winemaker's Notes

"A rich, plush, remarkably complex wine, with a pretty medley of plum and blackberry; touches of herb and light cedary oak; and ripe fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2007."
-Wine Spectator

The RCF vineyard consistently produces a smooth, structured and unique Merlot. Firm tannins are derived from small Bordeaux barrels and a touch of the Lamb Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon used to top the barrels.

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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