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2013 Fortress Cabernet Sauvignon "Sonoma County"

Winery: Fortress

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Sonoma County"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Syrah & 2% Merlot

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $25

Cases produced: 14,435

KWG Score: 88.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: January 28, 2017

Wine Review: This Cabernet Sauvignon from Fortress is dark ruby in color. It displays notes of black raspberry, black cherry, and oak on the nose. We found it to be medium bodied and having a nice mouthfeel. It has flavors of juicy dark berries, black currant and plum with a hint of anise. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins linger for a bit. We would suggest serving it with a New York strip steak. – Karen & Stuart

Winemaker Notes: Fortress delivers aromas of dark fruit, mocha and baking spices on the nose. The palate exhibits well integrated tannins that complement the subtle earthy flavors of pomegranate, blackberry and sweet pipe tobacco. With a rich, opulent mouth feel, Fortress is an approachable wine with a silky, lush finish.

Organic status: not organic

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