Carter Cellars Fortuna Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


Tasting Notes

The 2015 wine from the Fortuna Vineyard is a true expression of a great Napa Valley Cabernet from the Oakville floor - a wine that exudes both depth and the concentration. This extraordinary wine offers up inky jam colored hue with wonderfully sweet notes of beautiful red and black fruit, matched with a tannic backbone, silky palate and full-bodied finish.

"The Cabernet Sauvignon Fortuna Vineyard is once again the hidden gem in Mark Carter's range. Sensual, ripe and exquisitely layered, the 2015 Fortuna captures all the personality of this part of Oakville. Ripe red cherry, plum, mocha and sweet spice notes lead into the creamy, textured finish. The 100% new oak is beautifully integrated, even at this early stage. For the money, the Fortuna is without question the most compelling wine in this range. One look of the map of Oakville vineyards is all readers need to get a very good idea of what the neighborhood looks like"

93 points ~ Antonio Galloni

 

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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