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Solar Fortún 2016 Red Blend

Featured in our International Wine of the Month Club

O Positivo
Mexico

Appellation
Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico
Grapes
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Syrah
Aged
12 months in oak
Cases Produced
500
Enjoy Until
2026


A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Syrah, the Solar Fortún 2016 ‘O Positivo’ is a full-bodied powerhouse wine that shows wonderful balance between intensity, freshness, and fruitiness. Interestingly, all of the vines at the Solar Fortún estate were grown from cuttings from Napa Valley (French Mercier Nursery) and speak to the high level of grape quality at this Baja California winery. Deep violet in color, this wine blends notes of black cherry, spices, vanilla, plum, and cocoa on a rich, full body with soft, well-structured tannins. The finish is long, smooth, and persistent. Solar Fortún recommends pairing the 2016 ‘O Positivo’ Red Blend with semi-sweet mole with chicken or steak cuts.

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