Far Niente Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (750 ml)

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  • WE: 95
  • JD: 95
  • WS: 92

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Tasting Notes and Description

Tasting Notes For Far Niente Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Beautiful aromas of blackberry and boysenberry pie, cassis, licorice, and sweet anise, pair gorgeously with hints of lightly toasted oak. A silky entry transitions to a very smooth midpalate with flavors of mixed berry fruit, lightly toasted oak, and sweet licorice. Well-structured and polished, this wine is filled with juicy acid and fine grain tannins that melt into a long mouthwatering finish.

Critic Ratings

Wine Spectator Review - Issue Dec 31, 2020 - Rated 92:
This has good energy, with a brambly spine driving plum and black currant fruit along while a solid bolt of iron runs underneath. Savory and bay accents hang in the background throughout. Best from 2021 through 2031. 19,535 cases made. — JM

Wine Enthusiast Review - Published 3/1/2021 - Rated 95:
This memorable Cabernet Sauvignon has small amounts of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec blended in. Aged 17 months in a majority of new French oak, it unfurls flavors of red fruit, dried herb and clove over a core of youthful tannin and spicy oak. Best from 2028–2038. VIRGINIE BOONEE

Jeb Dunnuck Review - Tasted 1/27/2021 - Rated 95:
Including small amounts of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Malbec, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon sports a deep purple color as well as classic Cabernet notes of blackcurrants, new leather, tobacco leaf, flowers, and lead pencil. Beautifully done on the palate and made in a seamless, elegant style, it has a kiss of Pauillac in its nicely integrated acidity, ripe, building tannins, a touch of earthiness, and a great finish. It's not a blockbuster, just seamless and elegant, with a thrilling character. It should keep for 20+ years. - Jeb Dunnuck

Robert Parker Wine Advocate Review - Issue 30th Nov 2020 - Rated 94:
Composed of 93.3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.8% Petit Verdot, 2.3% Cabernet Franc, 0.5% Merlot and 0.1% Malbec, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley was aged for 17 months in French oak, 65% new. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it rolls effortlessly out of the glass with notes of stewed plums, warm cassis and black raspberries with touches of pencil shavings, dried Provence herbs and tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a real skip in its step, featuring bright, crunchy black and red fruits and a soft texture, finishing lively. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Winery Far Niente Winery
Country United States
Region Napa ValleyCalifornia
Year 2018
Grape Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750 ML
ABV 14.5%
Wine Style Red Wine

 

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