Fortune 1621 Cabernet Sauvignon

Fortune 1621 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Darms Lane Winery, owned by Oklahoma resident Larry Bump, takes its name from Darms Lane, a quiet country road just west of Highway 29 between the towns of Napa and Yountville in the Oak Knoll District. It was established in Oak Knoll in 1983 as a Chardonnay estate and in 2002 the 14 acres of original Chardonnay vines were replaced by the Bordeaux varietals of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, bringing the total planted acreage to 17 acres. In 2005, the first estate grown Darms Lane Cabernet Sauvignon was produced from a small three-acre hillside block, with fruit from remaining fourteen acres being sold first to Opus One and now to
Spottswoode for their Lyndenhurst label.

Winemaker Brian Mox’s career includes stints at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Pine Ridge Winery, Etude, and Lewis Cellars where he was winemaker until 2011. Edward Bompasse, a direct descendant of the Bumps, landed at Plymouth Harbor on the
boat FORTUNE in 1621, the year after the Mayflower. Our Bon Passe estate vineyard is
named for him and the Fortune 1621 label is a nod both to our family’s past and to our 
continuing good fortune.

Fortune 1621 Cab is sourced primarily from our estate Bon Passe Vineyard with additional sourcing from stellar Cabernet vineyards that Brian Mox knew from his past winemaking gigs. Fresh nose of blackberry, cassis and touches of dried violet. The palate is full-bodied with pure notes of blueberries intermingled with chocolate, caramel & hints of bacon. 90% Cab Sauv, 8% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot. Aged 18 months in 90% French (25% new), 10% American Oak (new).