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Carter 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Featured in our Diamond Wine of the Month Club

Fortuna Vineyard
Napa Valley AVA
94 Points + Gold Medal — Tastings.com (Beverage Testing Institute)
92 Points — Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

Appellation
Fortuna Vineyard, Oakville, Napa Valley AVA
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot
Aged
18 months in new French Oak
Cases Produced
182
Enjoy Until
2024+


94 POINTS + GOLD MEDALTastings.com (Beverage Testing Institute)
“Dark indigo color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, black cherry, and vanilla with a round, bright, dryish full body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length finish with gritty tannins and heavy oak. A giant Napa Cabernet that will continue to develop with age.”

92 POINTSRobert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
“From Oakville, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortuna Vineyard is deep ruby/purple in color, shows loamy soil undertones, underbrush, blackcurrant, cedar wood and background oak. It is medium to full-bodied and, like most 2014s, it is savory, velvety textured, lush and ideal for drinking over the next 10-15 years.”

Winemaker’s Notes - Mike Smith
“We were truly excited about our return to the vineyard after over a decade and are just as excited about this wine. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortuna Vineyard is a true expression of a great Napa Valley Cabernet from the Oakville floor. This extraordinary wine offers up an inky jam colored hue with wonderfully sweet notes of blue and black fruits co-mingled with floral notes. The wood seems perfectly integrated and the wine is full-bodied and multi-dimensional with an extremely long and pure finish.”

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