Far Niente Winery Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 (1500ml)

$255

Rare Magnums of Far Niente 2012 Cabernet now available - limited!94+ Points Robert Parker: "A great effort from Far Niente in this truly magnificent vintage, with its similarities to 2002, the Far Niente Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon has a dense purple color, plenty of structure and aging potential, and an impressive inner core of sweet crème de cassis fruit, licorice and background vanilla. This wine is still very much an infant in its evolution, and should keep for 20-30 years. Many 2012s are excessively generous, open-knit and fleshy, but this is holding a lot back. And wow, it is “locked and loaded.” I wouldn’t be surprised to see this wine increase in score in about 5-10 years, and actually merit an even higher score. Bravo!"Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon is grown primarily on the estate Stelling Vineyard, located behind the winery in Oakville. This 100-acre vineyard produces wines that exhibit the cassis, blackberry and "dusty" components typical of wines grown in the soils of western Oakville. In 2009, cooler temperatures in August and September contributed to a slightly later start to harvest than usual, but a nice heat spike in mid-September really kicked the vines into gear. The result? 2009 looks like a dream vintage for Napa Cabernet and the Far Niente is a intense, plush and silky Cabernet, with a velvety mouthfeel and a palate bursting with blackberry and black cherry fruit, around a dense core of chewy tannins. The last 2 vintages have been rated 93+ points by Wine Spectator and this one is sure to score off the charts!

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Ratings on Delectable

Corey Zamora, CSW Delectable Pro

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

9.4

Rafael Landestoy Delectable Pro

Amazing how great this was without any decanting or anything. Popped and poured to get some big fruit toward the end of the night and it did not disappoint.

Amazing how great this was without any decanting or anything. Popped and poured to get some big fruit toward the end of the night and it did not disappoint.

9.5

Jordan Gianelli Delectable Pro

I wish that it wasn't so spot on right now. A stand alone wine after dinner. Dark dark black fruit medium full body, a little leaner than years past. The balanced oak profile is hitting the spot. Perfect dessert.

I wish that it wasn't so spot on right now. A stand alone wine after dinner. Dark dark black fruit medium full body, a little leaner than years past. The balanced oak profile is hitting the spot. Perfect dessert.

9.7

James Fox Delectable Pro

Impressive in it's elegance!

Impressive in it's elegance!

9.7

Jana Lessa Delectable Pro

Delicious! Perfect we'll balanced wine.

Delicious! Perfect we'll balanced wine.

9.7

Jeff Orlowski

Nothing has changed since I last opened one of these beauties. Filtered, aerated with Venturi, and decanted for an hour or so. Spectacular!

Nothing has changed since I last opened one of these beauties. Filtered, aerated with Venturi, and decanted for an hour or so. Spectacular!

9.5

Jody Scharf

Spicy. Nice acids, full on the tannins. Color of rich dark berries. Nose that says cherries and apricots.

Spicy. Nice acids, full on the tannins. Color of rich dark berries. Nose that says cherries and apricots.

9.4

Garrett Parker

Getting even better with age. Wow.

Getting even better with age. Wow.

9.4

Garrett Parker

Very nice wine that is worth the splurge.

Very nice wine that is worth the splurge.

9.4

Kris Cross

Incredible wine. Love the black fruits.

Incredible wine. Love the black fruits.

9.5

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