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2000

NAPA VALLEY

Coach Insignia, Cabernet Sauvignon

Fisher Vineyards' Coach Insignia Cabernet Sauvignon represents a pinnacle of our winemaker's craft. A blend of three Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, all grown on our Estate vineyard in the Napa Valley. The blend is enhanced with additional Merlot from a small vineyard on Sonoma Mountain, and with Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the hills above Oakville. Grapes for this wine are whole-berry fermented in small open top tanks, with a large surface-to-juice ratio. The fermented juice macerates for 6 -8 weeks, is gently pressed, and taken to barrels in the cave by gravity flow where they rest and evolve in French Oak over 20-24 months. The result is a wine that consistently pleases discriminating fans each vintage.

Tasting Notes

Ripe blackberry, framboise - smooth velvety tannins give way to structure with flint and mountain minerality - an elegant lasting finish. Drink 2003-2019.

Production Notes

100% Whole berry native yeast fermentation
Native malolactic fermentation in barrel
Aged 19 months in 68% new French oak
76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
Bottle date of April 2002
3,250 cases produced

Vineyard Sources

  • Fisher Napa Valley Estate Vineyard (Silverado Trail, near Calistoga)
  • Stagecoach Vineyards (on the Eastern hills above Oakville)
  • Finegold Vineyards (Sonoma Mountain)

Vintages Produced

1984   1985   1986   1987   1988   1989   1990   1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014

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