Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Estate 2008

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95 points Wine Enthusiast: Shows the elegance and pedigree that this estate vineyard, in the heart of the Oakville be...

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Composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc, this dense ruby/purple-colored 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses a sligh... Read more

Taut and tightly wound, with firm cedar, tobacco, cigar box and roasted herb flavors built around dried currant, mineral and spicy oak notes. Needs... Read more

WE 95pts. - Tasting Notes - This wine offers intense aromas of ripe blackberry and boysenberry layered with baking spices and licorice. The entry i... Read more

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External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/15/2011

Composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc, this dense ruby/purple-colored 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses a slightly muted, restrained set of aromatics (cedar and black currants), but the wine kicks in on the palate.... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2008 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Estate 750ml


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/24/2012

Taut and tightly wound, with firm cedar, tobacco, cigar box and roasted herb flavors built around dried currant, mineral and spicy oak notes. Needs time. Decant for now. Best from 2012 through 2022. 10,300 cases made. -JL Composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc, this dense ruby/purple-colored 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses a slightly muted, restrained set of aromatics (cedar and black currants), but the wine kicks in on the palate. Medium to full-bodied with an elegant style, it is an attractive, stylish Cabernet Sauvignon that appears to be slightly over-priced. Bright ruby-red. Aromatic nose combines cherry, currant, chocolate, flowers and fresh herbs lifted by a note of spearmint oil. The juicy palate adds some tobacco and resiny spices to the mix, with a peppery quality contributing energy. The dusty, firm-edged tannins reminded me a bit of 2006, but this has better fruit. This wine offers intense aromas of ri...


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/07/2011

WE 95pts. - Tasting Notes - This wine offers intense aromas of ripe blackberry and boysenberry layered with baking spices and licorice. The entry is full and juicy with a velvety middle palate. Dark, mocha flavors emerge on the long finish with chewy, coating tannins.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/25/2011

A full-bodied red with lots of character, from spices such as cinnamon to grilled nuts. Plus plenty of fruit. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long rich finish. Turns a little astringent. Give it three to five years of bottle age to soften James Suckling. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2008 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Estate 750ml


External Review
12/14/2011

Far Niente owns an estate vineyard in Oakville; the very heart of Napa Valley. Oakville is where many of Napa’s best wines are from, and of course this one of them. Their 100 acre Martin Stelling Vineyard with its gravelly soils produces densely flavored Cabernet. This 2008 is another top flight wine for them. Wine Enthusiast magazine scored it 95 points saying "Shows the elegance and pedigree that this estate vineyard, in the heart of the Oakville bench, always shows. The tannins are sweet and ripe, and the wine brims with luscious blackberry, cassis and mocha flavors, accented with new oak that’s flashy, yet perfectly in keeping with the wine’s volume. Should slowly mature over the years."


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/14/2011

This wine offers intense aromas of ripe blackberry and boysenberry layered with baking spices and licorice. The entry is full and juicy with a velvety middle palate. Dark, mocha flavors emerge on the long finish with chewy, coating tannins.


Winemaker's Notes:

95 points Wine Enthusiast: Shows the elegance and pedigree that this estate vineyard, in the heart of the Oakville bench, always shows. The tannins are sweet and ripe, and the wine brims with luscious blackberry, cassis and mocha flavors, accented with new oak that's flashy, yet perfectly in keeping with the wine's volume. Very fancy and dramatic, and should slowly mature over the years. (Jun 2011)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: Shows the elegance and pedigree that this estate vineyard, in the heart of the Oakville bench, always shows. The tannins are sweet and ripe, and the wine brims with luscious blackberry, cassis and mocha flavors, accented with new oak that's flashy, yet perfectly in keeping with the wine's volume. Very fancy and dramatic, and should slowly mature over the years. (Jun 2011)

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