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.

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
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 year began with a wonderfully cold and much needed wet winter. Spring
followed with mild weather for budbreak and some April showers, resulting in
average vine growth. Early May brought the first of several intense heat waves, with
additional hot spells in mid-June and mid-July. Temperatures cooled in August, with
one final intense heat spike at the beginning of September. Cool weather followed,
providing respite before the Oakville Cabernet harvest at the beginning of October.


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%

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