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Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Bottled 2013

Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Bottled 2013

Sku: 131457

 Wine Spectator 92 points (Sep 7 2016)
A refreshingly crisp and lively youngster, with snappy cherry, currant, plum and raspberry flavors at the core, showing shades of anise, crushed rock and oak. Impressively light-footed for Cabernet. Drink now through 2032.-J.L.
 Vinous 93 points (Oct 2015)
A dark, explosive wine, the 2013 hits the palate with masses of dark, super-concentrated fruit. Spice, new leather, menthol and tobacco appear with air to round things out. The 2013 is not especially subtle, but it is racy, opulent and voluptuous, all qualities that will hold considerable appeal to readers looking for immediacy and near-term pleasure, all of which the 2013 has in abundance.
 Wine Advocate 94 points (Dec 2015)
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 creme 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. 94+ Points

Technical notes
All indications point to 2013 as being a near-perfect vintage for Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon. Particularly important was the drop in temperature in September and October. This allowed the fruit to maintain a steady ripeness level through the harvest. Far Niente harvested their crop between September 20th and October 17th. The wine aged in French oak (77% new and 23% used) for 17 months.

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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Napa County
Appellation: Oakville
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Still wine

Reg. $169.99
On Sale $144.99
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