Carter Cellars Fortuna Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Tasting Notes

The 2018 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 super small production wine offers up a dark thick purple hue, matched with wonderful sweet notes of beautiful ripe red cherry fruit and deep dark plum. On the palate, it has a full-bodied balanced finish paired with a tannic backbone. Year after year this is considered to be one of the best values in Napa.

"One of the more forward wines in the lineup, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortuna Vineyard sports a deep purple hue as well a big bouquet of ripe plums, Asian spices, leafy herbs, and a touch of flowers. Full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and silky on the palate, it delivers plenty of richness and depth yet has a terrific weightless style. It picks up more structure with time in the glass, so don’t let its upfront charm fool you, it’s going to keep for 15+ years."

95 points ~ Jeb Dunnuck


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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