In contrast to the family's first vineyards planted high in the Mayacamas Mountains, Fred and Juelle Fisher fell in love with a narrow stretch of valley floor vines south of Calistoga in 1975. With the north end nestled at the foot of the Palisades, this site slopes gently to the south and is bordered by Simmons Creek, which flows from the neighboring Eisele Vineyard upstream to the Napa River. Throughout the property, the alluvial vineyard soils are remarkably consistent, comprised primarily of cobble stones and loam.
Our Coach Insignia and Cameron wines are produced from Bordeaux varietals grown on this estate. In addition, our Lamb Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon and RCF Vineyard, Merlot are produced from designated blocks on this property, separated as a result of their consistent and distinctive terroir.
The Coach Insignia Cabernet Sauvignon is comprised of the finest selected lots of Bordeaux varietals from our Calistoga Estate. Nestled at the foot of The Palisades mountain range, these vines grow on an alluvial fan that slopes gently west, following Simmons Creek to the Napa River. The Estate’s well drained soils are remarkably consistent, comprised primarily of cobblestones and loam.
Nestled at the foot of the Palisades in Northern Napa Valley, the 10 acre Lamb Vineyard has been a source of great pride for our family over the past four decades. Named for Juelle's family, the vineyard was planted to Cabernet in 1976 and consistently yields small quantities of fruit that produce wine with a rare combination of rich concentrated flavors, velvet texture and elegance.
The vineyard runs along the bank of Simmons Creek on our Calistoga estate and was first planted in 1985 with Merlot bud-wood from the famed Three Palms Vineyard, located just to the south on Silverado Trail. Comprised primarily of cobblestones and loam, this site yields wines of depth and character inspired by classic Right Bank blends. In 2002, we began redeveloping the vineyard, and the next release was not until the 2013 vintage.
A distinctive blend from our younger vines ranging from 6 to 10 years of age on our Napa Valley Estate at the foot of the Palisades Mountains in Calistoga. We are proud to present a blend of the powerful precocious wines made from these vineyards, with an overwhelming sense of exuberance that is ready to impress!