Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Far Niente Winery is located in Oakville, an area famous for Napa Valley Cabernet, and has been producing Cabernets since 1982. This wine is their 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 88.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 3.5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc aged 16 months in French oak 60% new. This wine combines select vineyards in Rutherford, Calistoga and St. Helena that complement the fruit from their Oakville estate vineyards. It shows luscious aromas of blackberry and cherry pie, cassis, sweet anise with hints of lightly toasted oak. A silky and smooth mouthfeel with flavors of berry fruit, toasty vanilla, and hints of dark chocolate. Lively acid and beautifully polished tannins bring a long, lush finish.
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Oakville|
Wine AdvocateThe 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Bottled is blended of 95.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.25% Petit Verdot and 0.25% Malbec. Deep purple-black colored, it has pronounced black currant pastilles, black cherry compote and red currant preserves notes with touches of dried herbs, unsmoked cigars and fallen leaves plus a waft of cedar. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm texture of grainy tannins and oodles of freshness supporting the muscular black fruit, finishing with an herbal lift.