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Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

$189.99

10 in stock

Critic Score
94/100
User Rating
Stars
Size
750ml
Region
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Critic Scores & User Ratings are based on an aggregated international Global Wine Score (GWS).
Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - Item Code: 07633

Discover Cabernet Sauvignon Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon is a red wine grape variety from the vitis vinifera grape plant species. It is the world's most commonly planted red wine grape variety, and its wines have lately been rated as the most sought-after in the world. When vinified properly, it may produce a full-bodied, complex, fruit-forward, and dry wine. The Cabernet Sauvignon grape owes most of its fame to its origins in the Bordeaux area of France. Traditionally, these wines have a strong crimson and black fruit flavor with a pronounced tannic component.

Because of its flavor profile and simplicity of production, Cabernet Sauvignon is a popular grape type among wine consumers and vintners both. The vines are very resilient, adapting to a wide range of temperatures and terroirs. They grow grapes with thick skins that are resistant to harsh conditions such as frost and hail.

Cabernet Sauvignon has large yields, which is a major plus for winemakers since it is one of the most popular red wines in the world.

About the Producer: Far Niente Winery

Far Niente Winery was founded in Napa Valley, California, in 1885 by John Benson. It is the producer of premium Cabernet Sauvignon and one of California's most legendary wineries. Benson was the uncle of American Impressionist painter Winslow Homer and "forty-ninth" - he traveled to California in 1849 during the California Gold Rush, which caused a large influx of people to the region. Benson bought land in Oakville, built a winery, and planted vineyards. The property was profitable until Prohibition (1920-1933) forced the winery to be abandoned. In 1979, the Gil Nickel company purchased the winery and adjacent vineyards and began renovating them. The name Benson persisted until the words "far niente," part of the Italian expression il dolce far niente or "carefree," were found on a rock in front of the winery. Red wine from Cabernet Sauvignon and white wine from Chardonnay are the only wines produced, and the first vintages (1979, 80, 81) were vinified on the road until restoration was completed in 1982. National Register of Historic Places. In 1998, a bottle of 1886 Far Niente Sweet Muscat was discovered in a private California basement. The bottle looks like the oldest intact wine bottle in California, and the label is believed to have been illustrated by Winslow Homer. The Oakville appellation has several vineyards that produce grapes for Far Niente wines. Martin Stelling's Vineyard provides fruit for Cabernet Sauvignon and borders the famous Martha's Vineyard in Heitz as well as the Harlan estate. The fruit for Chardonnay is grown in several vineyards in Coombsville, a cooler area east of Napa City. In 1989, Gil Nickel founded Dolce, a California winery that specializes in dessert wines made from Sauvignon Blanc and Botrised Semillon in the Sauternes style. Several other subsidiary wineries have emerged since then, including Nickel & Nickel, Enroute, Bella Union and, more recently, Post & Beam Winery.

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