Carter Cellars Fortuna Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Tasting Notes

We were truly excited about our return to the vineyard after over a decade and are just as excited about this wine. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortuna Vineyardrepresent the best of of a Napa Valley- an explosive fruit driven Cabernet with a silky finish. This extraordinary wine offers up inky jam colored hue with wonderfully sweet notes of blue and black fruits comingled with floral notes. The wood seems perfectly integrate and the wine is full-bodied and multi-dimensional with an extremely long and pure finish.

"From Oakville, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortuna Vineyard (182 cases) is deep ruby/purple in color, shows loamy soil undertones, underbrush, blackcurrant, cedar wood and background oak. It is medium to full-bodied and, like most 2014s, it is savory, velvety textured, lush and ideal for drinking over the next 10-15 years. "

92 points ~ Robert Parker


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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