Founded in 1973 by Fred and Juelle Fisher—and now led by three siblings of the second generation—Fisher Vineyards produces terroir driven, estate grown wines. Blessed by significant contributions over five decades from several of California’s great wine talents (including Paul Hobbs, Mia Klein, David Abreu, Aaron Pott and Adam Goodrich), Fisher Vineyards now releases nine estate grown, small-production bottlings each year.
Fisher’s Hidden Terrace Vineyard was planted in 1999, nestled high above the winery on the western slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains. Steep and distinctly marked by the presence of grey, volcanic tuff (compressed ash), as well as iron rich Aiken soils, this unique vineyard yields a total of fewer than three tons of precious fruit each year. The resulting wines from this site boast distinctive varietal character including black pepper, game, savory herbs, tobacco and licorice. As Antonio Galloni of Vinous notes: “There is something magical about Fisher’s Mountain estate, and the Syrah has plenty to say.”
A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and booked within a year of receipt.