Since the first vintage of Chardonnay in 1979 and the introduction of Cabernet Sauvignon in 1982, Far Niente has held true to its philosophy of producing estate wines with a consistent house s... Read More
Color: Dark red with good density.
Aroma: Sweet red and black currants, brambly blackberry jam, black olive, dried herbs and violets.
Taste: Soft entry, round with medium weight, toasty oak no... Read More
Wine Enthusiast Review Rated 91 Most of Merryvale's best Cabs have reserve or vineyard designations, but this basic Napa Valley bottling is very fine. It shows the tasteful elegance and balanc... Read More
Far Niente, one of the earliest stone wineries, derives its name from the Italian phrase "Dolce Far Niente" (how sweet it is to do nothing), was founded in 1885 by John Benson and flourished u... Read More
"C.C. Ranch is planted in Rutherford, along the slope of a knoll west of the Silverado Trail. The vineyard grows classic Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon on well-drained, gravelly loam soil and r... Read More
The 2014 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon opens with beautifully lifted spice and black fruit aromatics--clove, anise, black cherry and blackberry--layered with a hint of rich oak. A round, suppl... Read More
WS 90: Fresh, vibrant and deceptively complex, with young, fresh and snappy fruit flavors, built around ripe pear, apple and spice. Gains depth and nuance, with a subtle kiss of oak on the fin... Read More