Carter‘Fortuna Vineyard’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
The 2019 Fortuna Vineyard Cabernet is a true expression of great Napa Valley Reds from the Oakville floor- a racy wine combining a fruit forward profile, met with layers and dimensions. This 59-acre site 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 renowned. “Brilliant stuff, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortuna Vineyard delivers classic Napa Valley richness and depth as well as balance and class. Blackcurrants, pipe tobacco, espresso, chocolaty oak, and some Graves-like gravelly earth and cold fireplace nuances all define the bouquet, and it's full-bodied and beautifully balanced, with silky tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. This rich, powerful, yet classic and age-worthy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will shine for another twenty years or more.” – Jeb Dunnuck.
Carter Cellars first vintage was in 1998 sourcing grapes from the steeply terraced Coliseum Block of the Hossfeld Vineyard. In continuing to source wine from top Napa vineyards Mark and Nils made a svelte Fortuna Block Cabernet from the ancient red volcanic soils of the Fortuna Vineyard in 1999. In 2000 Carter Cellars began a long and deeply rewarding relationship with the most iconic vineyard in the western hemisphere: the Beckstoffer portion of the original To Kalon Vineyard in Oakville. Thus began the rise of the famed and highly rated Carter Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet, a wine that to this day continues to receive top scores from wine critics.
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