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2018 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

America/United States, California
Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Far Niente
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon
¥25,300  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Far Niente
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.5%
Product Code FNF4CSNV18
UPC 030174091306
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

An elegant perfume of mixed berries, baking spice, dried lavender and thyme open onto a full palate layered with expansive mixed berry, black tea, toasted oak and spice flavors. Focused and fresh, fine grained tannins support the wine throughout, while the finish is silky, long and lifted.

Production

Vintage Notes

The 2018 growing season began with a dry January, followed by heavy, much-needed rains throughout February and March. While budbreak and flowering occurred later than in the previous few vintages, the moderate spring weather ensured an even set and full crop. Summer saw mild temperatures with abundant sunshine, warm days, cool nights and foggy mornings. August saw some muggier, hazy days, however, vines continued to ripen slowly and evenly. We began harvesting our earliest Cabernet sites in Calistoga during the last week in September. Beautiful sunshine and moderate heat at harvest enabled fruit to reach optimal flavor maturity while mild weather allowed for an extended Cabernet harvest into fall. We wrapped up picking in November, with our last Oak Knoll fruit coming into the winery on November 6.

Viticulture

The 2018 vintage combines select vineyards in Calistoga, Oak Knoll, St. Helena, Stags Leap, Diamond Mountain, and Yountville that complement our estate vineyards in Oakville and embody our long-established house style. Cabernet has been a hallmark of Far Niente’s winemaking program beginning with its very first vintage in 1982. The marriage of these diverse vineyard sites has allowed us to craft our finest expression of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine exemplifies our nearly four decades of mastery in growing and making Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

Harvest Dates
September 26 – November 7, 2018

Vinification

Skin Contact
12 days, average

Aging
17 months in French oak (65% new, 35% once-used)

Director of Winemaking Andrew Delos 
Winemaker Nicole Marchesi