Well-built and strongly satisfying Cab from Sonoma County, the Fortress Cabernet Sauvignon.
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 4% Malbec from Sonoma County, California. The wine is aged for 16 months in 50% French and 50% American oak. 20% of the barrels are new.
Sample submitted for priority (sponsored) review. The Fortress Cabernet Sauvignon has an SRP of $20 and is available for as low as $17.
Sourced from esteemed vineyards, Fortress showcases a layered palate of dark fruit with soft tannins, notes of cocoa and white pepper.
100% Small Barrel
50% French Oak
The 2016 Fortress Cabernet Sauvignon begins with very pleasant aromas of blackberry and vanilla along with some lovely baking spice notes and hints of smoke. Tasting reveals similar flavors on the palate with some nice chocolate and sweet tobacco notes underneath. It's balanced, smooth and has great depth. The wine ends dry, grippy and long with lingering oaky spice and juicy dark fruit. It's really good right now, but will probably get even better over the next few years.
This is a wine with the unmistakable character of Sonoma/Napa Cab aged for a significant amount of time in oak and that's a very good thing! Highly Recommended.
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