2013 Far Niente Cave Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
2013 Far Niente Cave Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
95 points
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$225.00
 
SKU: 001-CCS136

This showstopping Oakville Cabernet from one of Napa Valley's most exciting vintages continues to surprise and delight us with its power, vibrancy and depth.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Oakville
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Enthusiast
95
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2013 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon presents dusty chocolate and black cherry aromas layered with subtle floral notes and oak. The entry is velvety and intense, revealing dark cherry and boysenberry notes married with toasted oak and light licorice. This is an elegantly structured wine with silkiness through the midpalate and a persistent, juicy finish. Deep, coating Oakville tannins ensure that this wine will age beautifully in the cellar.
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
Sourced largely from the Martin Stelling Vineyard behind the winery in the western shade of Oakville, this wine opens with charred oak and a smoky, meaty character that intrigues. Seamless on the palate in soft, perceptible tannin, it delves into characteristics of cedar and brushy sage as it goes, unveiling a wildness that’s hard to contain. Its bright, fresh finish gives it a roundness that’s ready to enjoy now. —V.B.