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October 2, 2016
French oak barrels (48% new, 52% once-used)
The 2016 Martin Stelling Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a stellar representation of this remarkable vineyard. The wine gushes with cherry, plum and cassis, elevated by subtle hints of baking spice. There is an elegance and depth to these tannins that coat and expand across the entire palate, giving this wine a long, layered presence with a warm toasted oak finish.
The Martin Stelling Vineyard is located at the base of the western hills in Oakville and is the primary vineyard for Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon. Nickel & Nickel is fortunate to farm two acres of this vineyard. The soils are composed of deep volcanic loam with underlying clay and gravel.