2013

RCF Vineyard

Merlot

Napa Valley

2013 RCF Vineyard

Named for Fred and Juelle's son, Robert Charles Fisher, now Fisher Vineyards' General Manager.

Production Details

  • 78% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Whole-berry fermented in open-top concrete and oak fermenters
  • Native malolactic fermentation completed in barrel
  • Aged 22 months in French oak barrels (100% new)

ABV

14.7
%

Bottled

August 2015

Produced

139 cases
RCF Vineyard

RCF Vineyard

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.

2013

RCF Vineyard

Merlot

Napa Valley

Named for Fred and Juelle's son, Robert Charles Fisher, now Fisher Vineyards' General Manager.

Production Details

  • 78% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Whole-berry fermented in open-top concrete and oak fermenters
  • Native malolactic fermentation completed in barrel
  • Aged 22 months in French oak barrels (100% new)

ABV

14.7
%

Bottled

August 2015

Produced

139 cases
92
Points
Antonio Galloni
Vinous
Antonio Galloni
Vinous
The 2013 Merlot RCF Vineyard is racy, sensual and totally sexy. Dark red cherry, mocha, new leather and spice are all pushed forward. This is an especially succulent, open-knit 2013 that should drink well with minimal cellaring. Sweet floral and spice notes add an attractive element of lift on the close. The RCF is a blend of 78% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon taken from 8 blocks of estate vineyards in Calistoga.
92
Points
Antonio Galloni
,
Vinous

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