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. 450 cases.