2015 Carter Cellars Fortuna Block Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA

$199.99 USD $249.99 USD

Winery Notes

"From the back of the Beckstoffer To Kalon vineyard, this wine throws off an amazingly deep ruby color tinged with an vibrant purple hue. Boasting off-the-charts richness and a stunningly majestic perfume of black, blue and red fruits, it is a successful expression of Cabernet Clone 7 from the world class vineyard. With its fruit forward profile, the wine opens up immediately with red rose aromatics mixed with spices and blue/black fruit. The mid palate is full bodied and loaded with rounded tannins that seem perfectly embedded within the core of this wine. Seamless and loaded with waves of decadent Cabernet Sauvignon fruit, this wine once again borders on stunning. While drinking superb now, give this beautiful wine a few years in the cellar to round out and you’ll be rewarded by additional nuances for years to come."

Rated 95 Points Jeb Dunnuck

"The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortuna Vineyard comes from two blocks (and two clones) and includes 4% Petit Verdot. It’s another ripe, opulent beauty from Mark Carter that boasts terrific notes of plums, currants, incense, and chocolate. Multi-dimensional, expansive, layered, and just all around great stuff, it has solid mid-palate depth and sweet tannin, and will age gracefully."

Rated 94 Points Wine Advocate

"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortuna Block opens with dried mint, dark chocolate and fertile loam notes over a core of cassis, black cherries and warm black plums plus hints of garrigue and dried Mediterranean herbs. Full-bodied and full-on expressive in the mouth, it delivers tons of fruit contained by rounded tannins and just enough freshness, making for a wonderfully approachable and delicious wine even at this youthful stage."

Rated 93 Points Vinous

"The Cabernet Sauvignon Fortuna Vineyard is once again the hidden gem in Mark Carter's range. Sensual, ripe and exquisitely layered, the 2015 Fortuna captures all the personality of this part of Oakville. Ripe red cherry, plum, mocha and sweet spice notes lead into the creamy, textured finish. The 100% new oak is beautifully integrated, even at this early stage. For the money, the Fortuna is without question the most compelling wine in this range. One look of the map of Oakville vineyards is all readers need to get a very good idea of what the neighborhood looks like."