Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Napa Valley


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An elegant bouquet of mixed berries, spice, dried lavender and thyme open onto a full palate layered with expansive mixed berry, black tea, toasted oak and spice flavours. Focused and fresh, with fine grained tannins and a silky, long and lifted finish.

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RRP: £197.50 (save 39%)

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Winery: Far Niente

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The fruit comes from carefully selected vineyards across the Napa Valley in Calistoga, Oak Knoll, St Helena, Stags Leap, Diamond Mountain and Yountville, which complements the grapes from the Far Niente estate vineyards in Oakville. The Napa Valley is one of the most geologically diverse wine regions in the world, with each vineyard bringing its own characteristics to the blend. The Far Niente Oakville vineyard is planted on gravelly loam soil, which uniformly produces wines with supple tannins, bright, vibrant fruit and fine tannin structure. The combination of influences from the San Pablo Bay and the hills of the North Coast Ranges creates Napa Valley’s distinguishing mesoclimate. The bay generates a distinctive morning fog, which is channelled across the valley by the hills, bringing with it cooling influences. The fog clears with the warming afternoon sun and returns with the cool nights. This mesoclimate promotes a long, slow growing season, where the fruit reaches wonderful flavour concentration balanced by natural freshness from the retained acidity in the grapes.

The grapes were carefully selected and each variety was vinified separately. Fermentation took place with selected yeasts and an average of 12 days of skin contact took place to ensure the desired levels of extraction of colour, flavour and fine tannins. The blend was aged for 17 months in French oak, of which 65% was new and 35% was second fill.

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RRP £197.50
Bottle size 75cl
Vintage 2018
Alcoholic strength 14.5%
Serve with tender fillet steak or a flavoursome beef stew
Awards 95 Pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2021; 94 pts, Robert Parker, 2021; 92 pts, Wine Spectator, 2021
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon 93%, Petit Verdot 3%, Cabernet Franc 2%, Malbec 1%, Merlot 1%
Body D
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
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