Far Niente Winery Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

$139.99

One of Napa Valley's most collectable Cabernets, order the fantastic new Far Niente 2013 Cabernet at a special new-release price. 95 Points Brix26: "The best Far Niente Cabernet in recent memory.  Intense aromas of ripe blackberry and boysenberry layered with baking spices and licorice. The entry is full and juicy with a velvety middle palate. Dark mocha flavors emerge on the long finish with chewy, coating tannins. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc from the historic estate vineyards, mostly from the Stelling Vineyard and aged in 70% new French oak barrels for 17 months." 94+ Points Robert Parker: "This iconic estate has produced the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot. Beautiful purity of expression characterizes this medium to full-bodied, concentrated, impeccably well-balanced Cabernet Sauvignon. The color is dense purple and the wine offers up notes of spring flowers a touch of background licorice and wood and pure floral crème de cassis and blackberry fruit. It’s full-bodied with a complete mid-palate and follow-through on the palate. The wine can be approached now, or cellared for 20 or more years." Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon is grown primarily on the estate Stelling Vineyard, located behind the winery in Oakville next to Harlan Estate. This 100-acre vineyard produces wines that exhibit the cassis, blackberry and "dusty" components typical of wines grown in the soils of western Oakville and Napa Valley's finest Cabernets.

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Ratings on Delectable

Roy Goble Delectable Pro

For the vintage and pedigree it underperforms. Still a good wine.

For the vintage and pedigree it underperforms. Still a good wine.

9.3

Roy Goble Delectable Pro

Reliably good. Can't decide if this 2013 is better than the 2012.

Reliably good. Can't decide if this 2013 is better than the 2012.

9.2

Adam Dromi Delectable Pro

A much more approachable style. Showing classic Napa and Oakville characteristics. More fruit forward then I remembered, but showing some depth and complexity. Will be great to see how it ages.

A much more approachable style. Showing classic Napa and Oakville characteristics. More fruit forward then I remembered, but showing some depth and complexity. Will be great to see how it ages.

9.3

Nathan Renfro

Expected a bit more from a 2013, but drinking well right now. Nice fruit and earthiness.

Expected a bit more from a 2013, but drinking well right now. Nice fruit and earthiness.

9.3

Jeff Orlowski

Last had one of the two years ago. Aging beautifully! Full, dry, balanced...superb Napa Cab. Six more laid down for future years.

Last had one of the two years ago. Aging beautifully! Full, dry, balanced...superb Napa Cab. Six more laid down for future years.

9.6

Phil Gurin

Stunning all around

Stunning all around

9.4

Armen Martirosyan

Smooth finish with heavy body yet butter finish,

Smooth finish with heavy body yet butter finish,

9.5

Adam Nesto

Not bad for being frozen for 5 days

Not bad for being frozen for 5 days

9.1

Jeff Orlowski

Beautiful color and nose. Bold, mild tannins, dry. Plums, blackberries, black cherries on palate. Long satisfying finish. Outstanding!

Beautiful color and nose. Bold, mild tannins, dry. Plums, blackberries, black cherries on palate. Long satisfying finish. Outstanding!

9.5

Jarred Abel

This is how you do Cab!!

This is how you do Cab!!

9.8

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