Far Niente Winery

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

9.41416 ratings
9.3156 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
Eric Urbani

A great wine albeit fully priced.

A great wine albeit fully priced.

Dec 29th, 2018
Martin G Rivard

It Was the battle of the 1999’s tonight!
I believe this came in second place. Very light and somewhat Bordeauish in style.
The tannins are gone, the dark opulent fruit is gone, I’m getting forest floor, Dark cherry, Graphite and a medium to long finish. I think I may prefer it to drinking young!

It Was the battle of the 1999’s tonight!
I believe this came in second place. Very light and somewhat Bordeauish in style.
The tannins are gone, the dark opulent fruit is gone, I’m getting forest floor, Dark cherry, Graphite and a medium to long finish. I think I may prefer it to drinking young!

Oct 27th, 2018
Pierre Costa

Intense. Aromatic nose. Definitely from Oakville

Intense. Aromatic nose. Definitely from Oakville

Sep 21st, 2018
Gregory Fulchiero

Still a baby - but drinking well. Inky dark with black and blue fruits, butter with sage and spice aromas

Still a baby - but drinking well. Inky dark with black and blue fruits, butter with sage and spice aromas

Sep 9th, 2018
Roy Goble

A nice wine but the vintage and reputation had me hoping for more

A nice wine but the vintage and reputation had me hoping for more

Jul 29th, 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.

4 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

4 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

3 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.

2 people 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.

2 people found it helpfulJan 27th, 2015