The 1998 Far Niente Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has subtle blackberry and cassias
flavors complemented by cedar oak aromas as well as the typical "dusty"
components traditionally found among the finest soils of the western vineyards of
Oakville. The vintage has produced round California ripeness with a firm core that
maintains grace. The blending has helped produce a wine that is soft and layered
now, while further bottle aging will reward your patience with a longer and more
The 100-acre 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.
October 10 to early November, 1998
20 months in French oak (100% new)
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