Harvested from Fantesca’s mountain estate vineyard in the fall of 2004, this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon shows a very handsome dark ruby color and exhibits lovely scents of sweet chocolate cherries, cassis, barrel vanillin and a light dusting of earth-scented spices. On the palate, sensations begin rather softly, yet flavor and body crescendo into the midpalate to speak quite loudly after several moments in the mouth.
The mouthfeel of this Cabernet is undeniably luscious! Cherry, chocolate and light espresso notes dominate the flavors. Tannin and acidity balance one another to create a wonderful texture that carry the finish in incredible ways. Cellared correctly, this wine should provide at least fifteen wonderful years of enjoyment possibilities for its owner.
Fun Fact...Fortune "Corkies". When Susan & Duane Hoff , owners of Fantesca were first designing their bottle labels, the family grabbed a quick Chinese take-out dinner. It was a family tradition to always read our fortune cookies aloud to each other because they’re such great conversation starters. As their young daughter was reading hers, she asked “Why couldn’t we put a fortune on the corks? We could call them Fortune Corkies!” Thus a new tradition was born.
Only 800 cases produced and SOLD OUT at the winery!
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