Carter Cellars Fortuna Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Tasting Notes

The 2019 wine from the Fortuna Vineyard is Napa Valley at its best - a racy wine combining a fruit forward profile, met with layers and dimensions. This small production wine offers up a dark thick purple hue, matched with wonderful sweet notes of beautiful ripe dark fruit matched with integrated oak. On the palate, it has a opulent full-bodied finish paired with a tannic backbone. Year after year this is considered to be one of the best values in Napa.

"The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortuna Vineyard looks to be gorgeous and is certainly in the same realm as, if not better than, the 2018. Loads of cassis, chocolate, violets, and classy oak define the nose, and it's full-bodied, with a big, rich, mouth-filling texture, terrific tannins, and a great finish. It's a powerful, opulent wine that still has purity and elegance."

97-95 Points ~ Jeb Dunnuck (barrel sample)


Map of the Fortuna Vineyard

The History of the Fortuna Vineyard

In Oakville, this 59 acre site on Napa Valley's floor has ancient red volcanic soils and alluvial cobblestone from the adjoining Vaca Mountain Range. Off the Silverado Trail, this unique sloping bench produces spicy fruit with tannic backbone and then combines with the tell-tale dust that have made Napa Valley Oakville Cabernets so famous.

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The 2022 vintage is available in Special Wooden Box sets. Order your box set before they sell out.

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Explore the varied Napa vineyards of Carter Cellar's handcrafted wines, from the Beckstoffer To Kalon to the Weitz Vineyard.



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