2011 Far Niente Cave Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
With its fine-grained tannins and lithe, silky palate, this limited-release library vintage is all about elegance and grace. Pull the cork on it now and toast a favorite couple, celebrate a golden anniversary, or simply transform an otherwise ordinary weekday night.
The 2011 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of tobacco leaf,
dark cherry, and a whisper of floral perfume. A silky entry leads to a juicy
midpalate of red fruit and earth. Fine tannins carry a light briar note,
lingering on an elegant finish.
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 13 - 23, 2011
13 months in French oak (76% new, 24% once-used)