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2010 Fortis
2010 Fortis

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97 points - Robert Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortis is meant to be the choicest selection from all of this estate’s vineyard holdings. Its opaque purple color is followed by a classic bouquet of blackberries, cassis, camphor and graphite. Super-rich, supple and full-bodied with cassis, blackberry, oak and floral flavors, this is a tour de force in winemaking as well as one of the greatest wines I have ever tasted from Pine Ridge. It should offer delicious drinking over the next 20-25 years.

94 points - Wine Enthusiast
“If you’re looking for classic Napa Cabernet, this utterly delicious bottling is right there. Blended with some Petit Verdot and Merlot, it’s a selection of the winery’s extensive acreage across the Stags Leap, Rutherford, Carneros and Oakville appellations, showcasing the synergy of blending. The wine is dry, full-bodied, firm in tannins and extraordinarily lush, with blackberry, black currant, chocolate, plum, toasty oak and spice flavors. It’s so good now that you can drink it, but it holds the inherent balance to age for up to 15 years.” -S.H.

93 points - Wine Spectator
Broad-shouldered, dense and tannic, with a wealth of rich, firm, tightly wound flavors, showing touches of anise, currant, blackberry, mineral and cedar. Sails along on the finish, with the tannins lending grip to the flavors. - J.L.

The 2010 FORTIS presents a harmonious bouquet that overflows with ambrosial aromas of dark black cherry, sugared raspberry, and fresh, juicy plum, swirled seamlessly around wisps of caramel toffee, allspice, and freshly ground espresso. Equally effusive, the impeccably balanced palate rushes with red raspberry, dark plum and cherry cordial flavors that are complemented by elegant tannins and nuances of fine toasted oak, dark cocoa and sweet cream through the opulent finish.

Other Recommendations:
2010 Cave 7 Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon

 
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