Far Niente Estate Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
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, light 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.
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Oakville|
Wine Advocate A blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot, the very deep purple-black colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Bottled prances out of the glass with gorgeous black cherries, molten chocolate, licorice and warm cassis scents plus underlying notions of candied violets, cigar box and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, the palate possesses great elegance and bags of poise with wonderfully ripe, plush tannins framing the perfumed black fruits, finishing very long and layered.
Wine EnthusiastSourced from the Martin Stelling Vineyard behind the winery, this is classic Napa and a gorgeous celebration of the variety. Blended with 3% Petit Verdot, it offers notes of red fruit, turned earth, graphite and anise, with a light toasting of oak to balance. It finishes lush and succulent in feel.
Jeb DunnuckA wine that incorporates 3% Petite Verdot, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Bottled is a beautifully classic, elegant red that has ample blackberry, cassis, crushed rock, and graphite aromas and flavors, full-body, beautiful balance, and the purity of fruit that's the hallmark of this vintage. It will benefit from 3-5 years of cellaring and drink nicely for 15+. It's a thrilling, complete Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that does everything right.
Wine SpectatorSolidly built, with a well of cassis and dark plum fruit forming the core, featuring mouthwatering mineral, savory, tobacco and menthol streaks throughout. Delivers weight and freshness.
James SucklingViolet-like aromas with rich blackcurrants, leading to a ripe and juicy, dark berry-fruited palate with very even, concise and fresh style. Imposing structure really commands the finish. Drink or hold.
VinousFar Niente's 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Bottled is soft, fruity and inviting, all of which make it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next handful of years. Succulent black cherry, espresso, mocha, new leather, cloves and menthol build in a creamy, resonant Cabernet Sauvignon. This plump, juicy Cabernet Sauvignon should drink well for the next 15 years or more.