The vines on Fisher’s ‘Mountain Estate’ know all about taking it slow. Vertically planted on a northeast slope keeps everything real cool, for a real long time. Succulent fruit, vanilla oak and lemon zest make for a beautifully nuanced Chardonnay.
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.
The 2018 Chardonnay Mountain Estate Vineyard is bright and tightly wound, which will serve it well in aging. Lemon confit, almond, dried flowers and chamomile are finely cut. In 2018, the Mountain Estate Chardonnay offers lovely translucence. The late harvest with cool nights yielded a Chardonnay built on tension and persistence more than size.