2015 Far Niente Cave Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

2015 Far Niente Cave Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

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"Juicy, mouthwatering and velvety smooth" are just a few ways we've heard this carefully cellared Cave Collection vintage described. "Balanced, with coating tannins" is another, making this a gorgeous Cabernet to enjoy both now and later. One for your table, two for your cellar.

001-CCS15R
Wine Enthusiast
95
Production Notes
Just a dash of Petit Verdot is added to this wine, with the Cabernet Sauvigon coming from the Martin Stelling Vineyard that stands regally behind the winery. This starts off with soft aromas of cassis and red cherry, which appear on the palate that’s built by sizable tannins and texture. The richness is defined in dark chocolate, with just enough acidity to keep the mouthfeel succulent and lush. Editors’Choice. —V.B.
Tasting Notes
The 2015 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon has deep concentrated aromas of chocolate-covered cherries alongside bright floral notes. The entry of this wine is juicy with a silky-smooth texture that builds through the mid-palate. Mouthwatering dark cherry flavors are supported with well-integrated oak. This wine is an excellent balance of lush, mouth-filling tannins and bright, fresh acidity on the finish.
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.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Oakville
Harvest Date
September 12 – October 1, 2015
Aging
17 months in French oak (70% new, 30% once-used)
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Enthusiast
95

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