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    Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley, California

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    • WE95
    • RP91
    Price: $125.00
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    Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Enthusiast, 91 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 99391

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 100-acre Martin Stelling Vineyard, located behind the winery in Oakville, is the cornerstone of the Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon program. Planted on some of the most beautiful, gravelly loam soil in the Napa Valley, the vineyard is composed of two distinct areas. The flat acreage uniformly produces wines with supple, sweet tannins and bright, forward fruit. Halter Valley, which is the extension of the vineyard that starts into the foothills of the Mayacamas, is composed of gently rolling knolls. This section of the vineyard includes more diverse individual blocks that provide wines of great tannin and structure. This vineyard, together with a small contribution from the Sullenger Vineyard at Nickel & Nickel, produces Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon.

    Bright with ripe, purple fruits, this wine will impress with complex, layered aromas of black licorice and briar patch. The silky entry progresses along the palate and gives way to dense, velvety chocolate and toast. Full-bodied and concentrated throughout, the wine lingers on with a long, layered finish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    One for the cellar. Shows a dramatic structure of firm, dusty tannins, brightened with acidity, framing complex, long and deep flavors of black currants, cassis, dark unsweetened chocolate, smoky cedar, anise and spices, undergirded by a firm minerality.

    95 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Intense purple hue. Blueberry and mint aromas with light graphite undertones. Apparent anise, blackberry and new oak give way to combed tannins and a nervy edge of fresh acidity. A fleshy, intense Cab with a promising future.

    94 Points
    Wilfred Wong of Wine.com

    The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a backward, dense purple-hued effort displaying plenty of licorice, black currant, smoke, and charcoal characteristics, along with full-bodied power, a layered, opulent mouthfeel, and moderate tannin in its youthful finish. It is capable of lasting 20 or more years.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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