2016 Far Niente Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon [6.0L], Oakville Image
2016 Far Niente Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon [6.0L], Oakville
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SKU: 001-CSE165
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Oakville
Harvest Date
September 21 – October 12, 2016
Aging
17 months in French oak (71% new, 29% once-used)
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Beautiful aromas of blackberry and boysenberry pie, cassis, licorice and sweet anise, pair gorgeously with hints of lightly toasted oak. A silky entry transitions to a very smooth midpalate with flavors of mixed berry fruit, light toasted oak, and sweet licorice. Well-structured and polished, this wine is filled with juicy acid and fine grain tannins that melt into a long mouthwatering finish.
Ratings
97+ points - A blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot, the very deep purple-black colored 2016 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. -Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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.