Far Niente Winery

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

9.31262 ratings
9.3132 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Deep ruby red. Interesting nose to begin with some forest floor, a touch burnt, sweet spices and black fruits. A touch dusty on the palate, with lots of red cherries, spices and a touch dark too. Heavy tannins (7.5/10), and full bodied with a long finish. Drink from 2019 till 2031.

Deep ruby red. Interesting nose to begin with some forest floor, a touch burnt, sweet spices and black fruits. A touch dusty on the palate, with lots of red cherries, spices and a touch dark too. Heavy tannins (7.5/10), and full bodied with a long finish. Drink from 2019 till 2031.

Sep 23rd, 2017
Jerry Nowicki

Very full bodied cab with lots of tannin so it needs some time open up. This wine will be outstanding after a few years in the bottle

Very full bodied cab with lots of tannin so it needs some time open up. This wine will be outstanding after a few years in the bottle

3 people found it helpfulJun 8th, 2015
Rick Riddle

Fantastic Bottle. Notes of Black Cherry with a Vanilla Oak Finish. Soft tannins gives a nice, but not overbearing, leathery mouthfeel.

Fantastic Bottle. Notes of Black Cherry with a Vanilla Oak Finish. Soft tannins gives a nice, but not overbearing, leathery mouthfeel.

2 people found it helpfulDec 21st, 2016
Corey Zamora, CSW

Old world and new world meet. Spice, earth, balanced tannin and sweet blackberry. Nice bottling from Far Niente

Old world and new world meet. Spice, earth, balanced tannin and sweet blackberry. Nice bottling from Far Niente

2 people found it helpfulAug 16th, 2014
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.5

This really showed class and balance. I called it a cult producer.

This really showed class and balance. I called it a cult producer.

1 person found it helpfulJan 27th, 2015
Matthew Zises

Matthew had this 4 years ago

Matthew had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulDec 31st, 2013
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Beautiful nose of; ripe blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, black cherry cola/licorice, vanilla, dark moist soil with fresh violets and red florals. Nice round, lush mouthfeel. Powdery, soft, dry tannins. Fruits of; ripe blackberries, dark cherries, plum & blue fruits. Moist dark soil, dry crush rocks, new leather, bramble, vanilla, wood shavings, good acidity and a good round finish in progress. This wine shows better young than many of the others I posted tonight. Try it again in 8 years for more complexity. Photo tour of the estate, barrel room, Winemaker Nicole Marchesi and one of the many owners rooms of classic cars.

Beautiful nose of; ripe blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, black cherry cola/licorice, vanilla, dark moist soil with fresh violets and red florals. Nice round, lush mouthfeel. Powdery, soft, dry tannins. Fruits of; ripe blackberries, dark cherries, plum & blue fruits. Moist dark soil, dry crush rocks, new leather, bramble, vanilla, wood shavings, good acidity and a good round finish in progress. This wine shows better young than many of the others I posted tonight. Try it again in 8 years for more complexity. Photo tour of the estate, barrel room, Winemaker Nicole Marchesi and one of the many owners rooms of classic cars.

Jun 30th, 2017
Chris Opdyke

Magnum

Magnum

Jun 15th, 2017
Rob Brobst III

Give it 10 years and it's love at first sip!

Give it 10 years and it's love at first sip!

Apr 23rd, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Mmmmm. Nice mixed berries, juicy, round and drinking nicely. Hat wore well by the lady. @ Pebble Beach Food & Wine.

Mmmmm. Nice mixed berries, juicy, round and drinking nicely. Hat wore well by the lady. @ Pebble Beach Food & Wine.

Apr 23rd, 2017