The 1999 Cabernet displays substantial cassis and dark blackberry aromas that are
mirrored on the palate with the extra density and depth that come from an excellent
vintage and low vineyard production. The lush ripeness marries particularly well
with the toasty char of the French oak. This wine has all the layers and structure
typical of Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon.
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.
September 17 - October 27, 1999
18 months in French oak (80% new)
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