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FAR NIENTE CABERNET SAUVIGNON, OAKVILLE NAPA VALLEY 2015
NVWE Notes: Small crop concentration is evident is this heftier than usual Far Niente Cab. The nose stays on track though, rolling out elegantly focused black cherry, cherry pit, black and red currant, black raspberry, vanilla, cedar and hazelnut husk aromas that have a decidedly “Oakville” signature. On the palate however, things are scaled-up, as the body is hefty and the fruit is jammy-rich, and slightly piquant cherry pit, black cherry, black and red currant flavors take center stage above spice notes of star anise, cinnamon stick, sweet tobacco and baking spices. There is fine grip along with the richness, so expect this already delicious Cabernet to improve for several years.
Just a dash of Petit Verdot is added to this wine, with the Cabernet Sauvigon coming from the Martin Stelling Vineyard that stands regally behind the winery. This starts off with soft aromas of cassis and red cherry, which appear on the palate that's built by sizable tannins and texture. The richness is defined in dark chocolate, with just enough acidity to keep the mouthfeel succulent and lush. Virginie Boone 7/1/2018