2016 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon, 750ml
2016 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon, 750ml
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Showcasing the rich and forward characteristics of fruit from the Napa Valley, with the elegance and balance that is the hallmark of Fortunati wines! From the first pour, this wine’s nose delivers fresh and lively combinations of blackberries, crème de cassis, cedar and cooking spice (anise, cinnamon, cracked black pepper). Further aeration allows intricate aromatics of cigar box, cherry liqueur and sweet French oak to bloom with a subtle touch of minerality. On the palate, initial flavors are fruit-forward and opulent; black cherry, red raspberry and summer-ripe plum, underscored with roasted coffee and a touch of rich dark chocolate. Juicy acidity gives substantial lift to the concentrated fruit, while integrated tannins frame the exuberant textures. Through the incredibly long finish, this luscious Cabernet continues to evolve, graceful notes of bittersweet chocolate and a touch of warm spice lightly linger. Enjoy now as the perfect complement to grilled steak, braised meats or wild game, or confidently cellar for another 10-15 years as this wine’s structure allows even more subtle complexity to emerge.

Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley AVA
Alcohol %

Product Reviews

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Dan Dawson
(Apr 13, 2020 at 9:56 PM)
This husky Napa Cab shows the concentration and structure possible in 2016. Wound up when first poured with black currant, deep dark red cherry, tobacco, black olive and vanilla peaking through. The taste, while 5 years away from starting optimal drinking (I’m guessing), still brings great pleasure. Blackberries, kirsch, bittersweet chocolate, cracked black pepper and the tobacco & olive flavors come forth with impressive synchronicity in the wine’s youth. Broad mouthfeel and strong tannins that, gratefully, don’t hurt. I counted a 20 second finish that moved from ripe berry fruits to savory earth and spice. I only tasted this wine once-opened. I could tell it will open up and kick some serious butt with a 3-4 hour decant.