Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
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Crafted under the skilled guidance of Winemaker Nicole Marchesi, the Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 is a testament to the winery’s artistry in producing exceptional Napa Valley wines. Comprising 88.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 3.5% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, this vintage reflects Far Niente’s decades-long mastery in the art of winemaking.
This wine harmoniously combines select vineyards in Rutherford, Calistoga, and St. Helena, complementing Far Niente’s home in Oakville while embodying the winery’s established house style. Cabernet Sauvignon has been a cornerstone of Far Niente’s winemaking tradition since its inception in 1982. The fusion of these diverse vineyard sites results in their finest expression of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2020 growing season in Napa Valley saw a combination of warm temperatures, low rainfall, and occasional cool spells. Summer offered ideal conditions with cool mornings and sunny days, resulting in smaller canopies and crop loads. Heat spikes in August and early September accelerated ripening, leading to a harvest that began on September 20th. Despite leaner clusters, the grapes displayed richness, ripeness, and full flavor.
The Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 tantalizes the senses with an enticing bouquet of licorice, dark cherry, raspberry, warm spice, and savory herbal notes. A distinctive hint of wet stone adds intrigue. On the palate, this wine glides gracefully, caressing with a silky-smooth texture and seamlessly integrated tannins. Flavors of dark cherry, tobacco spice, and subtle toasted oak unfold, leading to a juicy, mouth-watering finish. This vintage encapsulates the winery’s dedication to excellence, with Winemaker Nicole Marchesi’s meticulous craftsmanship shining through. The 2020 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon stands as a true masterpiece, a celebration of Napa Valley’s finest grapes, and a reflection of Far Niente’s rich winemaking heritage.