FORTUNATI “Fortivo” Napa Valley 2014
Red Blend, Napa Valley 2014

FORTUNATI “Fortivo” Napa Valley 2014

Red Blend, Napa Valley 2014
Fortunati Fortivo 14
Retail Price: $40
DDWA Score: 90
Value Rating: 4.5
Awesome Value
Wine Factor: 2
Date Posted: December 3, 2021
Cases Produced: 500
Where to Buy:
Fortunati Vineyards

Fortunati Fortivo is a Right Bank-style, Estate red is a blend of 80% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot, 5% Malbec. A seductive son of a gun, this wine smells and tastes of blackberry jam, plum sauce, cocoa, cinnamon stick and vanilla. It is plush, rich and full-bodied with fine tannins that sweep only the gums. Anyone who tastes this wine with the Luchtels is guaranteed to buy a case. Or more.

About Fortunati

Gary and Ellen Luchtel planted Fortunati Vineyards in the early 2000s and launched the brand a few years later. Most of their wines are estate fruit from their 10+ acres in the Oak Knoll District (everything except Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel). Gary is a self-taught winemaker, graduating from home-winemaking when he started Surh-Luchtel Cellars in the 1990s. Fortunati is 100% Direct to Consumer. If you visit and taste with Gary and/or Ellen, you will undoubtedly walk away with a case or two of their small production wines. Check out all the Fortunati Wines we recommend here.

The name Fortunati is derived from a combination of Ellen’s Italian heritage and Gary’s nick name, Lucky.

 

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