We like this wine family. Their estate is stunning, their staff friendly, the 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.