Carter Cellars Fortuna Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Tasting Notes

The ancient red volcanic soils from the adjoining Vaca Range created a sloping bench upon which Fortuna Vineyard sits. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortuna Vineyard is a true marvel. This extraordinary wine offers up notes of creme de cassis, graphite, blueberries and blackberries, as well as a colossal mouthfeel with layers of fruit, and a astonishing purity and finish that lasts and lasts. We are truly excited about our return to the vineyard after over a decade.

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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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