From the stronghold of California’s foggy and rugged North Coast, the mission of Fortress is to craft striking wines that capture the wild essence of the land. We believe great wines capture a sense of place and with every bottle of Fortress we hope to share the unbridled spirit of the North Coast AVA.
“Intense color with a dark ruby center and garnet edges. Aromas of raspberry to dark plum with a bit of dark spice and a lift of sweet toffee. The palate is fruit-forward with dark lush blackberry, blueberry, and black cherry flavors, followed by a great mid-palate with chewy tannins on the finish. Overall, the wine has great balance and is approachable enough to drink young as well as the structure and tannins to age gracefully.” – KRISTY MELTON, WINEMAKER
SOURCING: Alexander Valley AVA, Pine Mountain-Cloverdale AVA, Mendocino Ridge AVA
COMPOSITION: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Malbec, 9% Merlot
AGING: 18 months in primarily French oak; 20% new barrels