2016 Unity Cabernet Sauvignon
Country : USA
Vintage : 2016
Region : North Coast
Our original inspiration for UNITY, the Cabernet Sauvignon blend pays tribute to our early days by bringing the best of Napa Valley and Sonoma County together in one harmonious wine.
Founded in 1973 by Fred and Juelle Fisher, the winery is nestled at the 1500-foot elevation on the western face of the Mayacamas Mountains between the Napa and Sonoma Valleys and home to their Wedding Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Whitney's Vineyard Chardonnay. Their Coach Insignia Cabernet, Lamb Vineyard Cabernet and RCF Vineyard Merlot come from their estate on the Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley. It is from these two sites that the winery strives to fulfill their mission of producing world class Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
This is a great buy, 2015 vintage for Napa Cabernet is one of the all-time greats, a vintage that has it all. Spectacular richness and concentration, classic structure and depth. The vintage received 97pts by Parker, the 2nd highest he has ever rated a vintage and is a definite buy. The wine we offer is the Fisher Unity Cabernet, a huge favorite of our customers and one of our go-to Napa Cabs for a great value. The wine is made by the great Mia Klein. She has been winemaker of the year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, she has made over fifty wines that have received 90pts plus by the Wine Spectator. She has made Napa Royalty like Spottswoode, Araujo and Dalla Valle. She is one of the greatest Napa Cab winemakers on the planet. Other members of the team or Aaron Pott and vineyard manager extraordinaire David Abreu.
Fred Fisher of Detroit's Body by Fisher family could have gone in any direction to prove what he could do with his Princeton and Harvard B-School degrees, away from the family fortune. But in 1973 he and wife Juelle decided Napa Valley would be where they would plant the flag and see what they could achieve. They now have four decades under their belt and have kept it a family affair. Robert Parker calls Fisher “one of Napa's undiscovered jewels!"
The UNITY Cabernet Sauvignon is an opulent wine with aromas of ripe cherry, cedar, cigar, and lavender. On the palate flavors of Santa Rosa plum are layered with caramel rhubarb and toasted oak, finishing with decadent notes of espresso and dark cocoa.
This Cabernet is lively and energetic, offering aromas of ripe plum and cherry mingled with hints of cedar. On the palate, the wine is big and generous with ample viscosity. Dominant flavors are cherry and cassis; subtle hints of tobacco leaf and black tea serve to connect the fruit with the textural notes of toasted oak and roasted espresso bean, building to a bold finish.