2015 Fortress Cabernet Sauvignon

Year: 2015
Appellation: Sonoma County
Country: USA-California
Vinous Media: 87-89
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$16.95

VARIETAL COMPOSITION:
79% Cabernet Sauvignon 8% Petit Verdot 6% Merlot 5% Cabernet Franc 2% Malbec

"The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County) is forward, supple and fruity, all of which make it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Sweet floral notes add nuance to the red berry and plum fruit in this mid-weight, open-knit Cabernet. I tasted the 2015 from tank just prior to bottling. " (VM)

Winery Notes:
Wine Profile:
The nose of the 2015 Fortress Cabernet Sauvignon opens with notes of blackberry, forest fruits and warm vanilla. The palate is met with flavors of brambleberry, mocha, baking and savory spices. The tannins are well integrated and create a mouthfeel that is well structured yet creamy and silky. It is an approachable wine that is lovely on its own or well paired with a variety of hearty dishes.

Growing Season Notes:
2015 was a year of small volume but supreme quality. Some rain during the spring led to a light crop but the growing season was sunny and warm, leading to lovely fruit development with big tannins. It was a particularly warm fall, so harvest occurred a bit earlier than normal and finished earlier than normal. This allowed winemakers to have all the fruit in before any threat of rain and the wines developed well through fermentation and barrel aging. We are excited about the quality of these wines and their ability to age well


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