• WA: 80

    Wine Advocate Score

    (90-92)

    Close

Fisher Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Lamb Vineyard 2002

Winemaker's Notes:

2002 92 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate The 2002 Lamb Vineyard reveals that Bordeaux-like personality with notes of scorched earth/hot rocks, chocolate, black and blue fruits, and strong mineral component. Beautifully made with excellent, concentrated fruit, this 2002 requires 2-3 years of bottle age. It should drink well for 15+ years. Tasting Notes: One of my favorite Northern California vineyards is Napa's 12-acre Lamb Vineyard, which often produces wines with a character not dissimilar from a Bordeaux such as La Mission Haut-Brion. Fisher's 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Lamb Vineyard reveals that Bordeaux-like personality with notes of scorched earth/hot rocks, chocolate, black and blue fruits, and a strong mineral component. Beautifully made with excellent, concentrated fruit, this 2002 requires 2-3 years of bottle age. It should drink well for 15+ years. - Robert Parker 2002 90-92 Points Steven Tanzer, International Wine Cellar (May/June 2004) Deep ruby-red. Vibrant, cool aromas of blackcurrant, mint and cinnamon. Juicy and lively in the mouth, with firm currant and cherry flavors complemented by a note of milk chocolate. Today the wine's brightness is accentuated by firm tannins. Not lush or fat (the RCF merlot is chewier) but quite distinctive. Try the Lamb with this fabulous recipe: Braised lamb shanks (great for cold winter evenings with a rich red wine from Fisher Vineyards) 5 T olive oil 4-6 lamb shanks 1 cup chopped onions 1 T minced garlic 1 cup chopped carrot 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup red wine 2 tsp minced thyme 2 tsp minced rosemary 3 cups beef broth 2 cups canned - chopped tomatoes and their juice In a heavy skillet heat the oil and sear the lamb shanks on all sides...set aside. Add the chopped vegetables and sauté for 5 minutes. Add wine and scrape the bottom of the pan until the wine evaporates. Return the shanks to the pan add the beef broth and S & P. Bake for 2 hours at 350 degrees with the lip on...if needed add a bit more broth.

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
3.81 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Fisher Vineyards:
The winery was founded in 1973, when Fred and Juelle purchased 100 acres in the Mayacamas Mountains on the western slope of Spring Mountain. There, they built a winery tucked in among the vines and Douglas Firs. The winery itself is a product of the estate, having been built from the timber that was cut and milled on-site and crafted into an award-winning facility by their good friend and archi... Read more
The winery was founded in 1973, when Fred and Juelle purchased 100 acres in the Mayacamas Mountains on the western slope of Spring Mountain. There, they built a winery tucked in among the vines and Douglas Firs. The winery itself is a product of the estate, having been built from the timber that was cut and milled on-site and crafted into an award-winning facility by their good friend and architect, William Turnbull. In 1976, the family found another 57 acres on the Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley. The property runs from the Napa River to the Eastern Vaca Range, adjacent to the famed Eisele Vineyard, and is the source of our Lamb Vineyard Cabernet, Coach Insignia Cabernet and Cameron, Bordeaux Blend. Read less

External Reviews for Fisher Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Lamb Vineyard

External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

A big, rich style with pronounced earth and leather flavors that give it a dry edge and offset the ripe core of fleshy black cherry and wild berry flavors. On the finish, it turns complex, retaining both its fruit complexity and leathery taste.-From


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/22/2010

Good full ruby-red. Slightly herbal aromas of currant, plum, tobacco, leather, mint, pepper and dried flowers. flavors similar to the aromas, with the wine's red fruit character lifted by the floral element. Shows an intriguing note of cinnamon. Offe... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2002 Fisher Cabernet Sauvignon Lamb Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
07/28/2010

2002 92 Points Robert Parkers Wine Advocate The 2002 Lamb Vineyard reveals that Bordeaux-like personality with notes of scorched earth/hot rocks, chocolate, black and blue fruits, and strong mineral component. Beautifully made with excellent, concentrated fruit, this 2002 requires 2-3 years of bottle age. It should drink well for 15+ years. Tasting Notes: One of my favorite Northern California vineyards is Napas 12-acre Lamb Vineyard, which often produces wines with a character not dissimilar from a Bordeaux such as La Mission Haut-Brion. Fishers 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Lamb Vineyard reveals that Bordeaux-like personality with notes of scorched earth/hot rocks, chocolate, black and blue fruits, and a strong mineral component. Beautifully made with excellent, concentrated fruit, this 2002 requires 2-3 years of bottle age. It should drink well for 15+ years. - Robert Parker 2002 90-92 Points Steven Tanzer, International Wine Cellar (May/June 2004) Deep ruby-red. Vibrant, cool aromas of blackcurrant, mint and cinnamon. Juicy and lively in the mouth, with firm currant and cherry flavors complemented by a note of milk chocolate. Today the wines brightness is accentuated by firm tannins. Not lush or fat (the RCF merlot is chewier) but quite distinctive. Try the Lamb with this fabulous recipe: Braised lamb shanks (great for cold winter evenings with a rich red wine from Fisher Vineyards) 5 T olive oil 4-6 lamb shanks 1 cup chopped onions 1 T minced garlic 1 cup chopped carrot 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup red wine 2 tsp minced thyme 2 tsp minced rosemary 3 cups beef broth 2 cups canned - chopped tomatoes and their juice In a heavy skillet heat the oil and sear the lamb shanks on all sides...set aside. Add the chopped vegetables and sauté for 5 minutes. Add wine and scrape the bottom of the pan until the wine evaporates. Return the shanks to the pan add the beef broth and S & P. Bake for 2 hours at 350 degrees with the lip on...if needed add a bit more broth.



2002 92 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate The 2002 Lamb Vineyard reveals that Bordeaux-like personality with notes of scorched earth/hot rocks, chocolate, black and blue fruits, and strong mineral component. Beautifully made with excellent, concentrated fruit, this 2002 requires 2-3 years of bottle age. It should drink well for 15+ years. Tasting Notes: One of my favorite Northern California vineyards is Napa's 12-acre Lamb Vineyard, which often produces wines with a character not dissimilar from a Bordeaux such as La Mission Haut-Brion. Fisher's 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Lamb Vineyard reveals that Bordeaux-like personality with notes of scorched earth/hot rocks, chocolate, black and blue fruits, and a strong mineral component. Beautifully made with excellent, concentrated fruit, this 2002 requires 2-3 years of bottle age. It should drink well for 15+ years. - Robert Parker 2002 90-92 Points Steven Tanzer, International Wine Cellar (May/June 2004) Deep ruby-red. Vibrant, cool aromas of blackcurrant, mint and cinnamon. Juicy and lively in the mouth, with firm currant and cherry flavors complemented by a note of milk chocolate. Today the wine's brightness is accentuated by firm tannins. Not lush or fat (the RCF merlot is chewier) but quite distinctive. Try the Lamb with this fabulous recipe: Braised lamb shanks (great for cold winter evenings with a rich red wine from Fisher Vineyards) 5 T olive oil 4-6 lamb shanks 1 cup chopped onions 1 T minced garlic 1 cup chopped carrot 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup red wine 2 tsp minced thyme 2 tsp minced rosemary 3 cups beef broth 2 cups canned - chopped tomatoes and their juice In a heavy skillet heat the oil and sear the lamb shanks on all sides...set aside. Add the chopped vegetables and sauté for 5 minutes. Add wine and scrape the bottom of the pan until the wine evaporates. Return the shanks to the pan add the beef broth and S & P. Bake for 2 hours at 350 degrees with the lip on...if needed add a bit more broth.

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Cabernet Sauvignon Top Lists








Snooth Media Network