2013 Fisher 'Lamb Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$149.95
VN94+WA94

Lamb Vineyard sits atop one of the finest alluvial outcrops in the Napa Valley, the wash that is Simmons Creek. The Wine Advocate raved that this is “An absolutely brilliant wine, which comes from Fisher’s five-acre parcel in northeast Napa Valley. Notes of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit interwoven with chocolate, wet stones and smoky barbecue notes are followed by an opulent, full-bodied, gorgeously proportioned and pure wine, with loads of character and richness.” Put simply, this wine drinks like other Napa luminaries and Bordeaux that cost three times as much. Put away a case for posterity.

The Fisher family has the sort of vineyards that will cause a winemaker’s pulse to quicken – a vitally important advantage in a game where the conversation starts (and ends) with raw materials. From their gorgeous estate property on the Sonoma side of the Mayacamas range, to their Lamb vineyard in Calistoga, they have some magical land at their disposal. Winemaker Whitney Fisher and her team are farming these plots to exacting standards, and the results are some of the best wines in the Valley! You owe it to yourself to mix up a case of these fabulous wines.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Whitney Fisher
Vintage:
2013
Aging:
21 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Vineyard:
Lamb
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
14.7%
SKU #:
1WFIS13CS3LAMB
WA94

Wine Advocate

An absolutely brilliant wine is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Lamb Vineyard, which comes from their five-acre parcel in northeast Napa Valley. Notes of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit interwoven with chocolate, wet stones and smoky barbecue notes are followed by an opulent, full-bodied, gorgeously proportioned and pure wine, with loads of character and richness. It should drink well for up to 20 or more years.

VN97+

Vinous

Firm beams of tannin give the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Lamb Vineyard much of its energy. Finely sculpted yet also quite generous on the palate, the 2013 is wonderfully expressive today. Mineral and savory notes. The Lamb is the biggest and most structured of Fisher's Napa Valley wines. It is also a bit somber today. Still, this is another wine that has come together beautifully over the last year.