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Cabernet Sauvignon | Napa | Wine Spectrum 93+ | Buy Here
As the second label for Darms Lane, a rising star Napa Valley producer whose Cabernets range $60-$90/btl… at under $30/bottle Fortune 1621 renders an incredibly high level of quality at a very modest price. Revealing layers of dense blue and black fruits thread together with crushed rock, espresso roast and violets, this sensational Cabernet Sauvignon was authored by Brian Mox, the former winemaker at Lewis Cellars… You may remember that Mox is very talented and recently made history when he crafted the 2010 Lewis Reserve Cab, which was awarded the #9 wine spot on the prestigious Wine Spectator’s Top 100!
Aged for 18 months in French and American oak barrels… the 2016 arose from carefully chosen vineyards throughout Napa Valley, each selected for their individual unique characteristics which contribute to the final blend. Remarkably dense and extracted, the 2014 is without a doubt the best vintage yet of this powerhouse value-driven wine. I’m certain that you’ll think you’re drinking a $50+ Napa Valley Cab! It’s that good…
Behind the Label:
The label is inspired by Edward Bompasse, an ancestor of the family, who immigrated to the United States in 1621 on “Fortune”–the ship which arrived just after the Mayflower. Fortune 1621’s debut is marked by the release of a 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, which earned a Double Gold in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and a Silver in the Sunset International Wine challenge, which categorizes wines by variety and vintage. “With this new label, we really wanted to celebrate the adventurous spirit that our descendants and the other original settlers embodied,” said Tricia Bump Davis, General Manager of Fortune 1621. “When we share the story of Fortune 1621, we’ve noticed that it inspires others to fondly remember the histories of their families. Fittingly, our first from Fortune 1621 is perfect for sharing during an evening of storytelling, especially because it’s a great Napa Valley wine at a reasonable price.”
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