Sonoma County saw a near perfect growing season in 2013. Temperatures were warm and moderate, without any significant heat spikes, allowing the vines to mature fully and achieve peak ripeness. The fruit shows great depth of character while retaining a well-balanced acidity.
From winemaker Kristy Melton, Fortress delivers aromas of dark fruit, mocha and baking spices on the nose. The palate exhibits well integrated tannins that complement the subtle earthy flavors of pomegranate, blackberry and sweet pipe tobacco. With a rich, opulent mouth feel, Fortress is an approachable wine with a silky, lush finish.