Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate Bottled 2001

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Soft (for a Cab) and structured without overt fruit and tannins. Read more

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Aromas of huckleberry, dark cocoa and chocolate are complemented by a touch of vanillan in the nose. Upon entry, this Cabernet is soft and lush, wi... Read more

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Snooth User: meg1
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5.00 5
09/14/2008

Soft (for a Cab) and structured without overt fruit and tannins.


External Reviews for Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate Bottled

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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"Aromas of huckleberry


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
07/13/2010

Aromas of huckleberry, dark cocoa and chocolate are complemented by a touch of vanillan in the nose. Upon entry, this Cabernet is soft and lush, with a dense mid palate. Flavors of boysenberry and black fruits are supported by tannins that are chewy, yet smooth and lingering. There is a very long finish to this wine.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Well made and classic a wine that combines potency of fruit and firm tannins with a graceful harmony that makes it easy to drink tonight. Oak adds smoky vanillins as an additional theme. As fine as it is now the wonderful balance ensures longterm aging through the next decade. Wine Enthusiast.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/19/2011

Well made and classic, a wine that combines potency of fruit and firm tannins with a graceful harmony that makes it easy to drink tonight. Oak adds smoky vanillins as an additional theme. As fine as it is now, the wonderful balance ensures longterm ... Wine Enthusiast. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 1500ml


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

One of the finest Cabernets to emerge from this expensive and self-conscious winery Far Niente s 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Estate offers a deep ruby/purple color as well as fragrant aromas of black cherries and currants. Elegant and medium-bodied with soft tannin and fine balance it can be drunk now and over the next 7-8 years. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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

133891 Snooth User: almal73
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Winemaker's Notes:

Vineyard Notes: Far Niente’s Cabernet Sauvignon is produced exclusively from grapes grown in the Oakville Viticultural Area of Napa Valley. Ninety percent of the grapes are from The Stelling Vineyard, our estate vineyard located behind the winery at the base of the western hills of Oakville. The remaining ten percent of the fruit comes from our Sullenger Vineyard and two other small estates in Oakville. Harvest Notes: The year started off with some of the worst spring frost the valley had seen in 20 years. Luckily, our Cabernet was not affected. The rest of the growing season was moderate, with a couple of heat spikes in May and July leading to a “hurry up and wait” harvest. Crush seemed like it was going to start early with a heat spell in late August, but then the weather changed and remained cool for about 2-3 weeks in mid-September. We waited through this cooler weather, bringing in most of our reds the last week of September and the first week of October, and were rewarded with a ripe and layered wine. Tasting Notes: Aromas of huckleberry, dark cocoa and chocolate are complemented by a touch of vanillan in the nose. Upon entry, this Cabernet is soft and lush, with a dense mid palate. Flavors of boysenberry and black fruits are supported by tannins that are chewy, yet smooth and lingering. There is a very long finish to this wine. Appellation: Oakville Harvest Dates: 9/30 – 10/13/01 Varietals: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon 4% Merlot 3% Petit Verdot Skin Contact: up to 34 days Aging: 20 months in French oak (95% new, 5% once-used) Fermentation: Typical for red wine Release Date: April 2004 Cases Produced: 8,080 cases

Vineyard Notes: Far Niente’s Cabernet Sauvignon is produced exclusively from grapes grown in the Oakville Viticultural Area of Napa Valley. Ninety percent of the grapes are from The Stelling Vineyard, our estate vineyard located behind the winery at the base of the western hills of Oakville. The remaining ten percent of the fruit comes from our Sullenger Vineyard and two other small estates in Oakville. Harvest Notes: The year started off with some of the worst spring frost the valley had seen in 20 years. Luckily, our Cabernet was not affected. The rest of the growing season was moderate, with a couple of heat spikes in May and July leading to a “hurry up and wait” harvest. Crush seemed like it was going to start early with a heat spell in late August, but then the weather changed and remained cool for about 2-3 weeks in mid-September. We waited through this cooler weather, bringing in most of our reds the last week of September and the first week of October, and were rewarded with a ripe and layered wine. Tasting Notes: Aromas of huckleberry, dark cocoa and chocolate are complemented by a touch of vanillan in the nose. Upon entry, this Cabernet is soft and lush, with a dense mid palate. Flavors of boysenberry and black fruits are supported by tannins that are chewy, yet smooth and lingering. There is a very long finish to this wine. Appellation: Oakville Harvest Dates: 9/30 – 10/13/01 Varietals: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon 4% Merlot 3% Petit Verdot Skin Contact: up to 34 days Aging: 20 months in French oak (95% new, 5% once-used) Fermentation: Typical for red wine Release Date: April 2004 Cases Produced: 8,080 cases

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