Lot #25 FISHER VINEYARDS

HIGH ELEVATION HERITAGE

Chardonnay
  • Whitney's Vineyard
  • Sonoma County

2020
5 CASES

ABOUT THE WINE:

The “High Elevation Heritage” barrel auction lot represents a special selection from the 45th consecutive vintage produced from Whitney’s Vineyard. First planted in 1973 to Old Wente clone Chardonnay, the site is located at an elevation of 1,000 feet on a gravelly, gently sloping, southwestern facing hillside. Owing to its mountain heritage and low-nutrient soils, the site perennially produces tiny clusters of tightly packed ‘hens and chicks’ berries boasting brilliant minerality and classic Chardonnay character.

Founded in 1973 by Fred and Juelle Fisher – and now led by three siblings of the second generation – Fisher Vineyards produces terroir driven, estate grown wines from both Sonoma County and Napa Valley. Blessed by significant contributions over five decades from several of California’s great wine talents (including Paul Hobbs, Mia Klein, David Abreu, Aaron Pott and Adam Goodrich), Fisher Vineyards now releases nine estate grown, small-production bottling each year.

High Elevation Heritage is fermented with native yeast and aged on primary lees for 18 months in 35% new French barrique. Rich in phenolic texture, the palate gives way to flavors of lemon zest, crème caramel, wet stone minerality and bright, mountain acidity.

WINEMAKER(S): Adam Goodrich

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: April 2022
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: November 2022

National Distribution: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, Washington, DC

International Distribution: Please inquire for more information.

A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.