2017 Far Niente Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon [3.0L], Oakville
2017 Far Niente Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon [3.0L], Oakville
94 points
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SKU: 001-CSE174

From the velvety texture to the fine-grained tannins, this dramatic 3-Liter of our estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon offers the highest expression of our Oakville, Napa Valley vineyards. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Oakville
Harvest Date
October 2-27, 2017
Aging
17 months in French oak (68% new, 32% once-used)
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Enthusiast
94
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Aromas of mixed berry, chocolate, light earth and licorice lead into a full entry, with mixed berry flavors, a velvety mid-palate and a great backbone of coating, age-able tannin. Mouthwatering plum and blackberry flavors follow all the way through to the end. Layers of toasted oak are well integrated, adding structure and support to the ripe fruit flavors.
Vineyard Notes
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, forward fruit, and beautiful tannin structure.
Production Notes
The heart of this wine comes from the Martin Stelling Vineyard around the producer’s property in Oakville and it contains small amounts of Petit Verdot and Malbec. Smooth edges of tannin and oak melt away on the succulent palate, allowing layers of plum, berry and dark chocolate to impress. —V.B.