Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate Bottled 1997

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Elegant and complex, with layers of currant, black cherry, anise, cedar and sage. A big, full-blown style that packs in lots of flavor. Not as good... Read more

Elegant and complex with layers of currant black cherry anise cedar and sage. A big full-blown style that packs in lots of flavor. Not as good as w... Read more

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External Reviews for Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate Bottled

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/17/2011

Elegant and complex, with layers of currant, black cherry, anise, cedar and sage. A big, full-blown style that packs in lots of flavor. Not as good as when tasted from barrel. Drink now through 2008. Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1997 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 6000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Elegant and complex with layers of currant black cherry anise cedar and sage. A big full-blown style that packs in lots of flavor. Not as good as when tasted from barrel. Drink now through 2008. Wine Spectator.


Ratings & Tags for Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate Bottled

778027 Snooth User: lrgarza
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04/07/2011

735036 Snooth User: Tuckshop
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01/21/2011

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Winemaker's Notes:

The wine displays the typical cassis and blackberry notes along with spicy oak aromas that have become synonymous with the Far Niente "house style." Time enhances the flavors and nurtures the bottle bouquet, offering elegance, and earning Far Niente the reputation for creating age worthy wines. When young, the wine will age for 18-20 months in 75% to 100% new French oak barrels. During this time, rackings are carried out every three months to remove the clear wine from its sediment. After a full year in the barrel, a gentle fining with egg whites further softens and clarifies the wine. The result is classically structured Cabernets that are soft in texture, rich in flavor, complex and long.

The wine displays the typical cassis and blackberry notes along with spicy oak aromas that have become synonymous with the Far Niente "house style." Time enhances the flavors and nurtures the bottle bouquet, offering elegance, and earning Far Niente the reputation for creating age worthy wines. When young, the wine will age for 18-20 months in 75% to 100% new French oak barrels. During this time, rackings are carried out every three months to remove the clear wine from its sediment. After a full year in the barrel, a gentle fining with egg whites further softens and clarifies the wine. The result is classically structured Cabernets that are soft in texture, rich in flavor, complex and long.

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