Fortress Finale is our flagship wine. Made from 100% Semillon grown on our mountain vineyard (elevation 2400 ft.), this ambitious, painstakingly-made wine captures the essence of traditional Bordeaux-style wine. It tips its hat to iconic Sauternes wine such as the L’Extravagant de Doisy-Daene, Chateau d’Yquem and Rieussec while raising a glass to New World enological innovation and moxie. Medium gold, full-bodied with honeysuckle, peach, creme caramel, and a long concentrated finish with balanced acidity.
This handcrafted single vineyard wine is made from 100% Sauvignon Musque grown using sustainable practices at 2,400ft. in the Red Hills Lake County AVA. The red volcanic soils of this mountain site, in tandem with the cooling lake influences below, are perfectly suited to the production of traditional Bordeaux varietals, including Sauvignon Blanc. The Musque clone offers a different style of Sauvignon Blanc. There is no grassiness nor overwhelming grapefruit. Rather, it is crisp and clean, offering up notes of kiwi, honeydew melon and ocean brine. Drink either as an aperitif or pair with shellfish, seafood, poultry, pasta, or mildly spicy and fusion fare.
$15.00 / Bottle
French for “innovation”, Novateur is a unique wine made from Semillon and Sauvignon Musque grapes grown on our mountain vineyard at elevations from 2,000 to 2,400 feet. The combination of our unique terroir, the “Lake Effect”, and sustainable vineyard practices create wines with a natural balance between sugar and acidity. We picked the grapes for Novateur at a higher brix (28°) and blended the two varietals in the cellar to reach the perfect combination of some sweetness with depth of flavor.
$20.00 / Bottle
2008 Fortress Vineyards Petite Sirah – A blend of fruit from Blocks 6 and 11 offering a combination of soil-types situated at an elevation of 2300 ft. This greatly enhances the flavor and aroma intensity of Fortress Vineyards Petite Sirah fruit.
$30.00 / Bottle