The 2015 Fortitude Cabernet presents both power and finesse in the highly extracted and concentrated aromas of dark black cherry, brambly blackberry and candied dark plum blossom. There is amazing structure, which supports an expansive palate saturated with blackberry liqueur, macerated blueberry, juicy black cherry, rich dark chocolate, rum raisin, black licorice, toasty espresso, graphite and tar. There are firm, dense tannins with lots of layers and volume, finishing with tremendous length. This is a huge, complex wine but very lush and lithe, dancing on the palate despite the intensity due to the incredibly well-balanced focused acidity. Mouth-filling and layered with well-integrated sweet oak nuances of vanilla bean and caramel are present from the new French oak barrels. It will reward extended aging; decant first if you can’t wait.