Three Cheers to the Fisher Family

We like this wine family. Their estate is stunning, their staff friendly, IMG_3401the family members we have met are passionate and, well, the concept of “unity”, which is their new label, in a modern day family is, well, inspiring. The little tidbit on their website speaks volumes: “Unity is the result of our entire family working together; as a wine, it demonstrates our continued dedication to quality from one generation to the next.” Stand-up and applaud, folks, this is outstanding family spirit!!!

Of equal importance, they make some top-shelf wines.

We opted for a 2012 Fisher Vineyards Chardonnay Mountain Estate. The objective is to try some young and then sip a bottle each year over the next few years hopefully to enjoy the evolution. Slightly dark, greenish-yellow optics, nice oak (18 months in 40% new French barrels) on the nose along with sweet almonds and citrus, well-balanced but evident, fresh acidity with a powerful and fairly long finish. Très yummy! A winner that has several more years of development when we expect even more oak and perhaps a more mellow, albeit elegant, finish.