2014 Fisher Unity Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: Whole berry fermentation and sourced from the valley floor and Northeastern Slope of Anderson Valley, this wine is fermented in oak, and barrel aged 16 months in French oak barrels. The wine shows beautiful fruit driven aromatics and plush texture. Notes of cherry, plum and a hint of citrus peel lift from the glass. The palate follows with beautifully balanced bramble fruit, rhubarb and cherry reduction, accented by notes of crème brulee and mocha. Boasting a lengthy finish, the wine closes with a savory component of dried herbs and harmonious acidity. The wine is unfined and unfiltered.
Vintner Notes: Born into a family with historic ties to the auto industry, Fred J. Fisher turned his back to the Motor City and headed to San Francisco to build something of his own. He fell in love with an investment analyst named Juelle Lamb, and together they purchased an old homestead ranch high in the Mayacamas Mountains of Sonoma County. They cleared and planted, and with the help of friend, architect and fellow wine enthusiast William Turnbull, they built a winery with timber cut and milled on site. In 1979, they introduced the world to Fisher Vineyards. Since that initial release, the Fishers have added vineyards near Calistoga and divided their Sonoma mountain holdings. These diverse sources are the foundation for wines that express the unique terroir of vineyards as well as blends of exceptional complexity, harmony and balance. The second generation – Whitney, Robert and Cameron Fisher – now leads the business, which includes a new winery on the Napa Valley estate.