Far Niente Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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Far Niente Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Country - USA

Region - California

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 93%, Petit Verdot 3%, Cabernet Franc 2%, Malbec 1%, Merlot 1%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Far Niente

Tasting notes - An elegant bouquet of mixed berries, spice, dried lavender and thyme open onto a full palate layered with expansive mixed berry, black tea, toasted oak and spice flavors. Focused and fresh, with fine grained tannins and a silky, long and lifted finish.

Awards
95 Pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2021
94 pts, Robert Parker , 2021
92 pts, Wine Spectator, 2021

Far Niente Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

A refined, smooth and silky Cabernet Sauvignon, with
elegant notes of berried fruit layered with spice, black tea
and toasted oak through to a long and lifted finish.


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.


Vintage
The 2018 growing season began with a dry January, followed by heavy, much-needed
rainfall throughout February and March. While budbreak and flowering occurred later
than in the previous few vintages, the moderate spring weather ensured even fruit set
and a full crop. Summer saw mild temperatures with abundant sunshine, warm days,
cool nights and foggy mornings. August saw muggier, hazy days; however the grapes
continued to ripen slowly and evenly. Harvesting began during the last week in
September, with each site being picked at optimal maturity until the 7th November.


Vineyard
The fruit comes from carefully selected vineyards across the Napa Valley in Calistoga,
Oak Knoll, St Helena, Stags Leap, Diamond Mountain and Yountville, which
complements the grapes from the Far Niente estate vineyards in Oakville. The Napa
Valley is one of the most geologically diverse wine regions in the world, with each
vineyard bringing its own characteristics to the blend. The Far Niente Oakville vineyard
is planted on gravelly loam soil, which uniformly produces wines with supple tannins,
bright, vibrant fruit and fine tannin structure. The combination of influences from the San
Pablo Bay and the hills of the North Coast Ranges creates Napa Valley’s distinguishing
mesoclimate. The bay generates a distinctive morning fog, which is channelled across
the valley by the hills, bringing with it cooling influences. The fog clears with the
warming afternoon sun and returns with the cool nights. This mesoclimate promotes a
long, slow growing season, where the fruit reaches wonderful flavour concentration
balanced by natural freshness from the retained acidity in the grapes.


Winemaking
The grapes were carefully selected and each variety was vinified separately.
Fermentation took place with selected yeasts and an average of 12 days of skin
contact took place to ensure the desired levels of extraction of colour, flavour and fine
tannins. The blend was aged for 17 months in French oak, of which 65% was new and
35% was second fill.


Tasting Note
An elegant bouquet of mixed berries, spice, dried lavender and thyme open onto a full
palate layered with expansive mixed berry, black tea, toasted oak and spice flavors.
Focused and fresh, with fine grained tannins and a silky, long and lifted finish.


Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 93%, Petit Verdot 3%, Cabernet Franc 2%, Malbec 1%, Merlot 1%

Awards
95 Pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2021
94 pts, Robert Parker , 2021
92 pts, Wine Spectator, 2021

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Vintage 2018
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