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.
The 2015 vintage produced small compact fruit and average yields. The growing season started with heavy rain during the winter and early spring, which subsided before bloom to give us near perfect conditions for fruit set. Moderate temperatures during ripening with few heat spikes pushed grape development late into the season. As a result our 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon shows concentrated fruit notes along with plush and ripe tannins.