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FORTUNATI "Fortivo"  Red Blend, Napa Valley 2014  

Retail Price: $40

Value Rating: 4.5

Wine Factor: 2
Date Posted: February 20, 2018
Cases Produced: 500

Scores & Value Ratings Explained

DDWA Score: 90

Awesome Value


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.

DDWA Membership Special:
15% off all Fortunati wines recommended on Dan Dawson’s Wine Advisor (while their supplies last).

Contact Dan 
direct with your order request.
I will connect you with the winery and they will sell and get you the wine.
Fortunati offer is good through May 2018.

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