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Vintage
2015
FORTIS
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon

As our flagship wine, FORTIS comes from the finest blocks of our estate vineyards every vintage. Optimal extraction gives the wine ripe red and black fruit characters, and aging in new French oak contributes complex vanilla, oak, and spice. This is an impeccably structured wine, framed by plush tannins that promise to age beautifully over the next decade. Enjoy with New York strip, roasted root vegetables, or a rich cheese plate.

Size
750 ml
Add To Cart
$225.00
 
SKU: PRCSFO15B
2015 FORTIS Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes
The 2015 FORTIS shows a classic Bordeaux nose with pencil lead, dark fruit aromas, plum, and earth. Elegant with rich fruit intensity expressing dark cherries, concentrated blackberry jam, mocha, espresso, and vanilla. An expansive palate leads to a long, ripe, polished finish. We barrel age the wine in our winery’s caves to mature flavors and integrate plush, layered textures. This is a seamless wine with great finesse that will continue to age gracefully.
Production Notes
The grapes were hand harvested at night, carefully sorted in the vineyard, and brought to the cellar and destemmed. The grapes received a cold soak, followed by fermentation at a high temperature to ensure maximum extraction was achieved. Then, the wine was racked to 100 percent new French Seguin Moreau Icône oak barrels, where it was aged for 27 months prior to bottling.
Vineyard Notes
For this special bottling, only the finest blocks of the most outstanding fruit are selected from our 47 acres of estate vineyards in the Stags Leap District. Each year there are a few blocks that stand out as stellar among the others. These blocks are designated for FORTIS.
Food Pairing Notes
To fully appreciate the complexity of this wine, serve it with simple foods such as a juicy sirloin steak with garlic butter, or braised short ribs with herbed polenta. The ultimate pairing is a glass of 2015 FORTIS with a cheese course. It needs a hard cheese of heightened flavor and depth, such as an aged Pecorino Toscano. Robust and meaty, with hints of melted butter and lemon, a well-made Tuscan pecorino is the cheese equivalent of a grilled lamb chop. What better wine with such a savory cheese than this sumptuous tête de cuvée?

Wine Analysis

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Stags Leap District
Alcohol %
14.9