Carter Cellars Fortuna Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Tasting Notes

The 2017 wine from the Fortuna Vineyard is a true expression of a great Napa Valley Cabernet from the Oakville floor - a wine exudes both depth and concentration, yet remains pure and balanced. This extraordinary wine offers up a dark inky hue, matched with wonderful sweet notes of beautiful ripe red fruit and dark plum. On the palate, it has a full-bodied, creamy finish paired with a tannic backbone and firm tannins. Year after year this is considered to be one of the best values in Napa.

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



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