Red

2013 Fortress Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
Drink between 2018 - 2023 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • geneswine wrote: 90 points

    August 2, 2018 - Gave this a 1hour decant and the initial earth flavors dissipated leaving a nice fruit flavor with medium tannins. Nice for the price.

  • familydoc wrote: 91 points

    June 21, 2018 - Nice big fruit, lip smacking, nice tannins with layered fruit, tobacco, chocolate and a lot of milk chocolate on the finish, D was higher 92-93

  • mprosser Does not like this wine: 80 points

    December 16, 2017 - Over extracted, cheapo swill. Might be worth 8 bucks if you like crap wine. I do not.

  • La Cave d'Argent Likes this wine: 90 points

    September 23, 2017 - This wine's opaque crimson robe belies its approachability. A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Syrah and 2% Merlot, it is a round and harmonious elixer. Aromas of black cherries, baking spices, cocoa and pipe tobacco are followed by similar flavors on a medium-to-full-bodied frame with low acidity, silky tannins, seamless alcohol (listed as 14.5%) and a wisp of oak. Nicely dense on the mid-palate and closing with a smooth, medium-length finish, this Cab represents superb value. It should be at its best over the next 5-6 years. Drink now-2023.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • ckinv368 Likes this wine: 90 points

    September 12, 2017 - Lots of red fruit on the nose mixed with vanilla and hints of white pepper. Plum, prune, hints of leather, earth, and cedar on the palate. Still young, and could use decanting for an hour. 90

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer Fortress
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma County
  • UPC Code 863415000122

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 119 (41%)
  • Consumed 170 (59%)

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