1997

Wedding Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

Sonoma County

1997 Wedding Vineyard

Commemorating Fred and Juelle Fisher’s wedding in 1975, the vineyard is not only an integral part of the winery, but also of our family’s life on the mountain.

Production Details

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

5 day pre-fermentation cold soak

Native yeast fermented

20 day extended maceration

Aged 21 months in French oak (65% new)

ABV

14.0
%

Bottled

June 1999

Produced

375
Wedding Vineyard

Wedding Vineyard

First planted to Martha's Vineyard clone in 1973, Wedding Vineyard graces a south facing slope in front of our original mountain winery, running the length of our secluded estate. Nine acres were replanted in 2002 under the careful guidance of David Abreu: seven blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon (clone 337 and Martha's Vineyard clone), one block of Petit Verdot (clone 400) and one block of Cabernet Franc (clone 327). The final remaining block was replanted in 2010 (Wiemer clone).

1997

Wedding Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

Sonoma County

Commemorating Fred and Juelle Fisher’s wedding in 1975, the vineyard is not only an integral part of the winery, but also of our family’s life on the mountain.

Production Details

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

5 day pre-fermentation cold soak

Native yeast fermented

20 day extended maceration

Aged 21 months in French oak (65% new)

ABV

14.0
%

Bottled

June 1999

Produced

375
99
Points
Robert Parker
Wine Advocate
Robert Parker
Wine Advocate
The potentially perfect, opaque purple-colored 1997 Wedding Vineyard is made from 27-year-old vines and aged in 100% new French Taransaud barrels. This prodigious Cabernet Sauvignon has only gotten better since my tasting last year. The finest Cabernet I have tasted from Fisher, it represents a California interpretation of La Mission Haut-Brion. The wine offers sweet, tobacco-infused, scorched earth, blackberry, and blueberry notes, with a liquid minerality. The aromatics are matched by the immense, concentrated, seamless, staggeringly rich, powerful palate. This wine will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring, and keep for 35-40 years. A modern-day California legend, it is one of the most profound California Cabernet Sauvignons ever made on the Sonoma side of California's North Coast viticultural region. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2040.
99
Points
Robert Parker
,
Wine Advocate

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