Fitch Mountain Cellars was created as a quality everyday wine to enjoy while the premium brand, Optima Winery, developed in the barrel.
This wine is first-pick Cabernet Sauvignon from premium Alexander Valley and Knights Valley vineyards.
Production is so small these wines are unrated and somewhat hard to find. However as many long time Bottle Barn customers have found out, this is a real sleeper in a category that continues to be among the most difficult to find value in as the years go on.
About the winery
"Fitch Mountain is a family owned and operated winery that specializes in making limited-production wines. Located in the heart of Healdsburg, we are blessed to be in the center of some of the best appellation in the world. It’s been said many times, great wines begin with great grapes. We only source the absolute best of each vintage; this allows us to be able to meticulously follow our passion for preserving the unique characteristics of each vineyard. To do this the harvested grapes are handled separately in “small lots” throughout fermentation, allowing Mike the winemaker and our talented cellar crew to bring the individual lots to their fullest potential before the final blending."
*Price and availability in store may vary.
We offer the following shipping speeds:
GROUND* Day-definite delivery typically in one to five days, depending on distance.
3-DAY* Delivery by the end of the third business day.
2-DAY* Delivery by the end of the second business day to most areas.
NEXT DAY* Delivery by the end of the next business day.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC SHIPPING TIMES ARE NOT GUARANTEED BY CARRIERS. UPGRADING MAY HELP GET YOUR ORDER TO YOU SOONER BUT EXACT DATES ARE UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME.
Orders are shipped out from our warehouse Monday through Friday in the afternoon, and tracking will be activated shortly after. Orders placed are typically shipped out next business day.
Our primary carriers are UPS and FedEx. We use FedEx as our carrier for wine orders throughout CA, ID, LA, NV, NM, ND, Wash DC, WV and WY. If you'd like to request UPS for your shipment, please note it on your order in the cart page before proceeding to checkout.
Please not that shipping does not get less expensive the more bottles you add—it depends on how many boxes need to be used to send your order. The most cost-effective option will always be to order in multiples of 12.
HOLD FOR FUTURE SHIPMENT
If weather conditions are unfavorable for the safe transport of your wine at the time of purchase, we are happy to hold your order at our facility for up to 6 months until weather conditions improve.
If you choose to ship your order Ground during such conditions, Bottle Barn is not liable for any damage caused by the weather to those wines.
IN STORE PICK-UPS (TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE)
As a courtesy instead of shipping you can also choose to come pick-up your wine in our Santa Rosa store. Items purchased online are generally available in store the next business day, and you will receive a notification via email when it is ready.
In store pick-ups will be held for 30 days. If you have extenuating circumstances and need to extend your hold, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve been searching for a great value Cabernet forever. This one is top notch. Lead pencil, cocoa, great tannins. Tried to buy again and they were out. That should tell you something. Will buy again when opportunity arrives