Carter Cellars Fortuna Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


Tasting Notes

An exceptional year and an exceptional wine, the 2016 Carter Fortuna Vineyard explodes with a blast of fresh roasted dark fruit. This is Oakville Napa at its finest - an integration of structure, acidity and fruit resulting in a true example of a great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. On the eye, this wine shows an inky hue color hue, matched with a nose expressing wonderful sweet notes of beautiful red and black fruit, and a mid-palate with a tannic backbone capped off with a rich full-bodied finish.

"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortuna Vineyard has a very deep purple-black color and reveals a drop-dead gorgeous nose of baked plums, blackcurrant cordial, blackberry tart and kirsch with nuances of Chinese five spice, dusty soil, wild sage and truffles. Full-bodied and sporting bags of black fruit and earthy layers, it has a fantastic burst of freshness in the plushly textured mid-palate, continuing onto a compelling herbal lift on the finish."

96 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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