Fisher Vineyards Wine Tasting with Special Guest Lizz Cintron Thursday May 23rd and this week's Menu at the Wine Bar

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"I have enjoyed great health at a great age because everyday since I can remember I have consumed a bottle of wine except when I have not felt well. Then I have consumed two bottles."

-A Bishop of Seville Baron


 


 


I try to drink two bottles every day and the “Two Bottle per Day Wine Diet” will be out before the end of the year I promise.  I know that my “Wine Drinking People” are anxious to know how I keep my slim and trim figure while drinking two bottles of wine every day and this book has everything you need to know to keep your figure while drinking with me.


We have been big fans of Fisher Vineyards from Napa Valley for decades and when our good friend Lizz Cintron was in earlier this year to taste us on the new releases we set a date for her to come back and host a wine tasting at the Wine Bar.  Unfortunately, I will be in Portugal at this time but the show must go on and the Wine Bar will be open on Friday and Saturday night while Toni and I are out of town.  This is the only Thursday night that we will be open while we are gone. 


The fee for this tasting which includes dinner is $125 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.  Please let us know when you make your reservation if you are a vegetarian and Toni will be happy to make you a salad.


 


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Fisher Vineyards Wine Tasting with Special Guest Lizz Cintron
Thursday, May 23rd
7:30pm


 


Reception


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Unity Pinot Noir 2015

Price: $42.00       Sale $36.96


This Pinot Noir shows beautiful fruit driven aromatics and plush texture. Notes of cherry, plum and a hint of citrus peel lift from the glass. The palate follows with beautifully balanced bramble fruit, rhubarb and cherry reduction, accented by notes of crème brulee and mocha. Boasting a lengthy finish, the wine closes with a savory component of dried herbs and harmonious acidity.


 


Tasting wines


 


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Fisher Vineyards Chardonnay Mountain Estate Vineyard 2015

Price: $72.75       Sale $64.02


(92 Points) Fisher's 2015 Chardonnay Mountain Estate Vineyard has turned out beautifully. Soft, silky and nuanced, the 2015 speaks to finesse above all else. Time in barrel seems to have really calmed down the Estate relative to how it showed a year ago. Tangerine, lemon peel and expressive floral notes grace the polished, understated finish. Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media


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Fisher Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Mountain Estate Vineyard 2014

Price: $82.50       Sale $72.60


(93 Points)  The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Mountain Estate Vineyard is gorgeous. Dark, powerful and inviting, but with plenty of Sonoma structure underpinning the wine's structure. Black cherry, mocha, plum and spice are front and center. Bold, intense and racy, the 2014 exudes concentration and richness from the very first taste. This is a superb wine, especially at this level. Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media


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Fisher Vineyards Chardonnay Whitney's Vineyard 2014

Price: $85.50       Sale $72.67


(93 Points) A rich, powerful wine, the 2014 Chardonnay Whitney's Vineyard shows the personality of the Wente clone on these hillside vineyards. Dried pear, hazelnut, chamomile, butter and dried flowers give the 2014 much of its creamy, layered personality. Oily, voluptuous and racy to the core, the 2014 boasts superb depth and overall intensity. This is a highly expressive Chardonnay built on power and structure.  Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media


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Fisher Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Wedding Vineyard 2011

Price: $157.50    Sale $138.60


(91-93 Points) The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Wedding Vineyard is another striking 2011 from Fisher. Firm yet beautifully integrated tannins provide the backbone for this expressive, nuanced wine. Violets, white pepper, blackberries and melted road tar are all very much alive on the striking, nuanced finish. The 2011 is a wine of significant potential. Robert Parker's, Wine Advocate


 


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Fisher Vineyards Coach Insignia 2014

Price: $112.50    Sale $99.00


(93 Points) Fisher's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Coach Insignia is surprisingly dense and powerful. The flavors are dark, bold and incisive throughout. One of the more ample wines readers will come across, the 2014 Coach Insignia continues to develop nicely. A host of dark cherry, mocha, new leather, licorice and plum lead into the plush, inviting finish. The 2014 will drink well with minimal cellaring. Antonio Galloni, Vinuous Media


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Fisher Vineyards "Lamb Vineyard" 2011

Price: $157.50    Sale $138.60


(93 Points) Fisher’s 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Lamb Vineyard is a beautiful example of this site. Savory, perfumed and structured, the 2011 captures the best qualities of the year. Sage, rosemary, cedar and cloves add complexity to the dark blue/blackish fruit. Graphite, iron and melted road tar develop later, giving the wine much of its depth and gravitas. This is another hugely promising wine. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


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Fisher Coach Insignia 1999

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(94 points) *Cellar Selection* Serves up a pure, rich, delicious core of blackberry extract, with touches of currant, black cherry, plum and anise, finishing with a long, rich, detailed aftertaste. Sufficient tannins to merit cellaring. An extraordinary effort that ranks as Fisher's finest. (7/2002) Wine Spectator


 


Menu


Scallops with vanilla Citrus Beurre Blanc served over Creamy Grits


Butter Seared Beef Tenderloin with Black Cherry demi and Leek and Brussel Sprout Hash


Dark Chocolate and Blackberry Creme Brulee


 


The fee for this tasting which includes dinner is $125 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.  Please let us know when you make your reservation if you are a vegetarian and Toni will be happy to make you a salad.


 


 


Other Fisher Wines Available


 


Unity Chardonnay 2014

Price: $36.75       Sale $32.34


Aromas of lemongrass, almond brioche and green apple give way to flavors of rich lemon custard, honeydew melon and hints of vanilla bean on the palate. Bright acid and subtle minerality lead to a lengthy, mouthwatering finish. 2014 may just be our finest UNITY Chardonnay yet!


 


Unity Rose 2017

Price: $24.75       Sale $21.78


2017 UNITY Rose is Provencal inspired with effusive aromas of watermelon and fresh cut strawberries, followed by peach and citrus blossom. On the palate this wine is zippy, focused and bring, boasting notes of red cherry and plum-candy… a perfect wine for warm, sunny weather that is soon to arrive!


 


Fisher Cameron Fisher 2012

Price: $78.75       Sale $69.30


(90 Points) The 2012 Cameron Proprietary Red, a blend of 40% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and the rest other Bordeaux varietals, shows supple tannins and is a nice medium-bodied, elegant, almost St.-Emilion-laden Napa style of wine, with fruitcake, tobacco leaf, spice box and red and blackcurrants. Drink it over the next decade or so. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


 


Coach Insignia vertical pack 2 bottles of each 2011, 2012, 2013

Price: $119.25    Sale $104.94


 


Coach Insignia 30th Vintage Magnums 2013

Price: $245.25    Sale $215.82


(94 Points) The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Coach Insignia is deep, pliant and expressive, with striking mid-palate pliancy and terrific balance. Sweet cherry, plum, chocolate, savory herbs, tobacco and leather meld together effortlessly. Drink this succulent, forward Cabernet Sauvignon over the next decade or so. The 2013 Coach Insignia has turned out beautifully. It's a class act.  Vinous


Founded in 1973 by Fred and Juelle Fisher, Fisher Vineyards grows and produces wines from both its Napa Valley Estate and Spring Mountain Estate (Sonoma County). Today, Fred and Juelle's three children, Whitney, Robert and Cameron, have joined Fisher Vineyards and are leading the way to a second generation of fine wines.



They have two different vineyard sites, one up on Spring Mountain and one on the Valley floor in Calistoga.



The Spring Mountain estate vineyard is an original homestead ranch, Fisher Vineyards' Spring Mountain Estate was purchased by Fred and Juelle Fisher in 1973 (unplanted at the time). Today, the pioneering work to develop these mountain vineyards is awe inspiring to nearly every visitor. Driven by the dream to produce completely distinctive, world-class wines, Fred and Juelle undertook an ambitious 35 year development that has yielded several wines of great distinction.



The Spring Mountain Estate encompasses approximately 100 acres, only 30 of which are planted, and is located on the western face of Spring Mountain high above the Sonoma Valley. Built in 1978 and constructed from timber grown and milled on the property, the barn-style winery is the work of late architect and close family friend William Turnbull (please see Winery and Cellar). Barrel aging caves were added deep beneath the winery in 1998, dug into the hillside below the winery and connected by a steep underground stairway.




Then there is the Napa Valley estate vineyard which is located at the foot of the Palisades Mountains, which line the eastern side of northern Napa Valley, lies our Napa Valley Estate (approximately one mile south of Calistoga). The property slopes gently to the west and is bordered by Simmons Creek, which flows from the neighboring Eisele Vineyard up-stream to the east. The Estate's well drained alluvial vineyard soils are remarkably consistent, comprised primarily of cobble stones and loam.



They do Mountain Estate and Wedding Vineyard from this vineyard and a tiny bit of Syrah, from the valley they do Lamb, Coach Insignia and Cameron and used to make RCF but that vineyard was replanted, these are all estate vineyards. The Unity label is all purchased fruit and they are around 3500 for the Cabernet, 1200 for the Chardonnay and they are growing these labels because the estate is very limited.



Certain world-class wines are defined by a single vineyard source, made unique by its particular, singular environmental conditions including soil and climate... Others echo a broader range of tones reflective of several sites, carefully chosen and woven together demonstrating the art of blending wine produced from more than one site, estate or appellation. While Fisher Vineyards continues to build on the family's first generation successes that embrace the former philosophy, the second generation sets out to explore the later in UNITY.



The Unity label is a blend of fruit from several sourced vineyards and some estate fruit makes it into the blend in a vintage like 2011 to make sure the quality still meets the Fisher standard of excellence.


Everything in the store from Fisher Vineyards:


2011 Fisher Unity Chardonnay North Coast

Price: $27.00    Your Price: $23.76               Quantity in Stock: 4


2012 Fisher Unity Chardonnay North Coast

Price: $37.25    Your Price: $32.78               Quantity in Stock: 7


2014 Fisher Chardonnay Mountain Estate Sonoma County

Price: $60.00    Your Price: $52.80               Quantity in Stock: 2


2016 Fisher Vineyards Unity Cabernet Sauvignon

Price: $49.50    Your Price: $43.56               Quantity in Stock: 12


2014 Fisher Coach Insignia Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

Price: $97.50    Your Price: $85.80               Quantity in Stock: 2


2009 Fisher Cabernet Sauvignon Wedding Vineyard Napa

Price: $170.00    Your Price: $149.60          Quantity in Stock: 2


 


2000 Fisher Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Wedding Vineyard

Price: $135.00    Your Price: $118.80          Quantity in Stock: 1


 


 


This Week's Wine Bar Menu


 


White Truffle Oil & Parmesan Dusted Shoestring Fries

$18


Shutty Fries - Montreal Seasoned Steak Fries

$14


Veggie Pizza: Leek & Mushroom Sauté, Roasted Black Garlic, Herbed Ricotta, Camembert

$24


Short Rib Pizza: Red Onion, Pickled Jalapeno, Tomato, Spicy BBQ

$26


Beef Sliders with Truffle-Mushroom Aioli & Gruyere on Brioche Buns

$28


Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Crema Salad Balsamic Reduction Pistachio Dust

$14


Tuna Tower: Diced Mango Coconut Swag Wonton Crisps

$26


Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli White Bean Puree Sage infused Fontodi Olive Oil

$24


Foie Gras Torchon with Caramelized Onion & Apple Confit

$36


Seared Diver Scallops Vanilla Beurre Blanc Toasted Coconut Rice

$44


Crispy Fried Chicken Mango BBQ Sauce Crème Fraiche Mash

$36


Seared Sous Vide Duck Breast Amarena Cherry Glaze White Bean Puree

$42


Bacon Fat Seared A5 Wagyu 6oz Filet Crème Fraiche Mash 5 Spice Demi

$75


Dark Chocolate Crème Brulee with Blackberry Coulis

$15


Dark Chocolate Bark

$15


 


Meat and Charcuterie Selection


Meat Selections

$6/1 ounce serving


Prosciutto di San Daniele

Culatello-Italian Cured Ham

Speck-Smoked Prosciutto

Chorizo-Mild

Chorizo-Picante

Coppa- Mild

Sopressata- Picante-

Bresaola- Italian Dried Beef

Tartufo-Black Truffle Salami

Cremosa-Spreadable Truffle Salumi

NDUJA-Spicy Spreadable Salami

FinoChietta-Fennel Salami

Salame Manzo-Uncured Waygu


 


Cheese Selections

$6/1 ounce serving


Gorgonzola Dolce-Super Soft

[Italy]

Turtle Creek Chevre Goat

[Oregon]

Saint Andre-Triple Cream

[France]

Port Salut-Soft Mild Wash Rind

[France]

Weybridge- Camembert

[Vermont]

Harbison Brie-Spruce Wrapped

[Vermont]

Willoughby-Ripe &Soft Wash Rind

[Vermont]

Taleggio-Ripe Semi-Soft Wash Rind

[Italy]

Winey Goat- Creamy & Mild Goats Milk Bathed in Red Wine

[Spain]

Bayley Haven Blue

[Vermont]

ALPS Blossom-Herb & Flower Crusted Ripe Cheddar

[Austria]

Alpha Tolman-Firm & Creamy Ripened-Cows Milk

[Vermont]

Barely Buzzed-Lavender & Cocoa Rubbed Cheddar

[Vermont]

Seahive-Honey & Sea salt Rubbed Cheddar

[Vermont]

Manchego- Raw 12 Month Aged-Sheep’s Milk

[Spain]

Reggiano Parmesan Aged 24 Months

[Italy]

Tartufo Pecorino- Black Truffle Pecorino-Sheep’s Milk

[Italy]

OG Kristal Gouda


 


Wine By the Glass


Pommery POP Extra Dry Champagne 187ml

Price: $12.00

2005 Champagne Drappier Grand Sendree

(7 Ounce Pour) Price: $45.00

2016 Domaine Frédéric Brouca de Facto Rose Faugeres

(7 Ounce Pour) Price: $8.50


----White Wines-----

2015 Halter Ranch Grenache Blanc Paso Robles Adelaida

(7 Ounce Pour) Price: $8.50

NV Broadbent Vinho Verde

(7 Ounce Pour) Price: $4.75

2013 Hartwell Sauvignon Blanc Napa

(7 Ounce Pour) Price: $13.50

2015 Three Sticks Chardonnay Durell Vineyard

(7 Ounce Pour) Price: $20.00


----Red Wines----

2014 Hartford Court Pinot Noir Lands Edge Sonoma Coast

(7 Ounce Pour) Price: $15.00

2014 Roquette & Cazes Douro Portugal

(7 Ounce Pour) Price: $13.75

2015 Passing Time Columbia Valley Red

(7 Ounce Pour) Price: $17.50

2009 Icardi Barolo Parej

(7 Ounce Pour) Price: $26.00


---Dessert Wine----

1940 Cossart Vintage Sercial

(2 Ounce Pour) Price: $75

1934 Rutherford & Miles Verdelho RSV Madeira

(2 Ounce Pour) Price: $89.00

1900 D’Oliveira Vintage Malvasia

(2 Ounce Pour) Price: $85

1900 D’Olivera Vintage Verdelho

(2 Ounce Pour) Price: $85

1927 Leacock Vintage Bastardo

(2 Ounce Pour) Price: $85

1920 Cossart Malmsey Madeira

(2 Ounce Pour) Price: $115

1908 D'Oliveiras Bual Madeira

(2 Ounce Pour) Price: $89.00

1834 Barbeito Vintage Terrantez

(2 Ounce Pour) Price: $350

2013 Ramos Pinto LBV

(3 Ounce Pour) Price: $8.50

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