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Napa Valley

RCF Merlot

The 6-acre Fisher Vineyard estate vineyard was planted with Three Palms Merlot bud-wood and the Diamond Mountain clone of Cabernet Franc in the sandy, stony soils on the Silverado Trail just south of Calistoga. The vineyard brings low yields of less than 3 tons/acre, producing ripe and flavorful berries with thick skins.

Production Notes

Fruit is 100% de-stemmed, whole-berry fermentation
Indigenous yeast fermentation, with extended maceration

Tasting Notes

The 2001 RCF Merlot is full of luscious cassis and blueberry fruit, ripe tannins, notes of bittersweet chocolate and sweet spice, all of which add complexity and richness to this bright, elegant Merlot. For those who have come to love the unique character of this bottling, you'll experience it in abundance in this classic 2001 vintage.

Vintages Produced

1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2013   2014   2015   2016

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