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Far Niente 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

New release - 97+ points                                                                      
One of Napa Valley's most collectable Cabernets, order the fantastic new Far Niente 2017 Cabernet at a special new-release price.

previous vintage 97+ Points Robert Parker: "A blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot, the very deep purple-black colored Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Bottled prances out of the glass with gorgeous black cherries, molten chocolate, licorice and warm cassis scents plus underlying notions of candied violets, cigar box and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, the palate possesses great elegance and bags of poise with wonderfully ripe, plush tannins framing the perfumed black fruits, finishing very long and layered."

The wine combines select vineyards in Rutherford, Calistoga and St. Helena that complement our home in Oakville and embody our long-established house style. Cabernet has been a hallmark of Far Niente’s winemaking program beginning with its very first vintage in 1982. The marriage of these diverse vineyard sites has allowed us to craft our finest expression of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine exemplifies our nearly four decades of mastery in growing and making Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

The 2018 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, blend is 93.3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.8% Petit Verdot, 2.3% Cabernet Franc, .5% Merlot and .1% Malbec. The 2017 vintage was harvested between September 20 and October 27 and was aged in French oak (60% new, 40% once-used) for 16 months.