Far Niente Winery

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

9.31322 ratings
9.3144 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Maggie Harrison

oh yea. presenting very well. Fruit present- all aspects very well balanced. lovely

oh yea. presenting very well. Fruit present- all aspects very well balanced. lovely

Jun 23rd, 2018
Thomas Brenner

Worth scouting for... Starting to get that aged quality Cab characteristic. Showing off super hard right now. This wine, we're it human, which I am thankful it is not, would be the popular Johnny-football-hero type back in High School. A little too young to drink, hangs out with all of the cheerleaders, can deliver a mean wedgie and calls alot of attention to himself.

Worth scouting for... Starting to get that aged quality Cab characteristic. Showing off super hard right now. This wine, we're it human, which I am thankful it is not, would be the popular Johnny-football-hero type back in High School. A little too young to drink, hangs out with all of the cheerleaders, can deliver a mean wedgie and calls alot of attention to himself.

Apr 1st, 2018
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.

3 people found it helpfulDec 21st, 2016
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
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
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.

1 person found it helpfulSep 23rd, 2017
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 5 years ago

Matthew had this 5 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