2013 Fortress Cabernet Sauvignon "Sonoma County"
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
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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