Far Niente Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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Far Niente Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Country - USA

Region - California

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 96%, Petit Verdot 3%, Malbec 1%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Far Niente

Tasting notes - Aromas of ripe berries, cassis, liquorice and chocolate are seamlessly underpinned by hints of layers of toasted sweet oak. The silky, lush palate of rich plum, blackberry and oak spice is well-structured and polished, with fine grain tannins that melt into a long, elegant finish.

Awards
92 pts, James Suckling, 2021

Far Niente Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

A beautifully balanced and elegant wine with textured
blackcurrant and marachino cherry fruit and
complementing cedar oak, long and full of silky finesse.
Producer Note
One of the classic wineries of the Napa Valley, Far Niente derives its name from the
Italian phrase 'Dolce Far Niente' - 'how sweet it is to do nothing'. It was founded in 1885
and flourished until the advent of prohibition. Abandoned for over 60 years, the winery
was purchased in 1979 by Gil Nickel who started the long process of restoring it. Today,
they own 80 hectares of vineyard, across three different sites, of what many consider to
be some of the finest viticultural land in the Napa Valley. Since restoration, Far Niente
has been dedicated to the production of the finest Chardonnay and Cabernet
Sauvignon and worldwide demand always exceeds supply.

Vineyard
The Martin Stelling Vineyard, located behind the winery in Oakville, is the cornerstone of
Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon. Planted on some of the most beautiful, gravelly loam
soil in the Napa Valley, the vineyard uniformly produces wines with supple tannins,
bright, vibrant fruit and beautiful tannin structure.
Winemaking
The grapes were manually sorted in the winery, in order to select the very best fruit from
the harvest. Fermentation took place with selected yeasts in stainless steel tanks with
pump-overs, followed by 15 days' skin contact maceration to extract the desired levels
of colour, fruit flavours and fine tannins. Once fermentation was complete, the wine
was matured for 17 months in French oak, of which 68% was new and 32% was second
passage.
Tasting Note
Aromas of ripe berries, cassis, liquorice and chocolate are seamlessly underpinned by
hints of layers of toasted sweet oak. The silky, lush palate of rich plum, blackberry and
oak spice is well-structured and polished, with fine grain tannins that melt into a long,
elegant finish.
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 96%, Petit Verdot 3%, Malbec 1%

Awards
92 pts, James Suckling, 2021

 

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