2016

RCF Vineyard

Merlot

Napa Valley

2016 RCF Vineyard

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

Production Details

  • Harvested September 16th ,19th, and 23rd, of 2016
  • 76% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec, 4% Cabernet
  • Whole-berry fermented in open-top oak and concrete fermenters
  • Bottled unfined and unfiltered
  • Aged 21 months in French oak barrels (100% new)

ABV

15.1
%

Bottled

August 2018

Produced

147 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.

2016

RCF Vineyard

Merlot

Napa Valley

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

Production Details

  • Harvested September 16th ,19th, and 23rd, of 2016
  • 76% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec, 4% Cabernet
  • Whole-berry fermented in open-top oak and concrete fermenters
  • Bottled unfined and unfiltered
  • Aged 21 months in French oak barrels (100% new)

ABV

15.1
%

Bottled

August 2018

Produced

147 cases
Points
Points
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Whitney Fisher
Winegrower
The 2016 RCF Merlot has remarkably expressive aromatics of dark chocolate, ripe plum and candied violet. The palate of this wine is stacked with flavors of black cherry and toasted caramel layered with fine grain tannin. The wine’s opulent fruit is balanced by velvet fruit tannin and generous integrated French oak expressing itself in notes of cacao nibs and light cedar.

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