Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


Napa Valley - California, USA

750ml / 14.5% ABV 

Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec.

94 points Wine Enthusiast

  Sourced largely from the Martin Stelling Vineyard, this is a supple, soft wine, with refined tannins. A zippy nose of rose and spice scents paves the way for a more powerful leather saddle, cedar, and black tea elements. Its fruit is wild and brambly, recalling blackberry and dark cherry with enviable succulence. *Editors' Choice* (VB)   (12/2017)

93 points James Suckling

  Dark berries and mushrooms with walnut undertones. Full body and lots of depth and richness. Hints of tile and stones. Beautiful. Yes. Try in 2020.   (5/2017)

92 points Decanter

  Aromas of forest fruit with mineral and floral notes. Shows a good level of ripeness without the feeling of being overdone. A fresh attack, velvety and concentrated; a lush style with tannic backbone. (Blind tasted by Stephen Brook, Alex Hunt M.W., Stefan Neumann M.S.)   (10/2017)

92 points Wine & Spirits

  This wine caught our San Francisco panelists’ attention, as a cabernet that “speaks of its pedigree.” Francesca Maniace, of Commonwealth, said, “This is Oakville. The wine is cohesive, and everything goes where it should go.” Gianpaolo Paterlini, of Acquerello and 1760, found it “structured, powerful and young.” That youthfulness shows up in a mouthful of tannins, a little hard-edged for now, even as the wine itself is silky and rich enough to encompass all of its plentiful black fruit. Bold, juicy and intense, this will be at its best in a decade.   (10/2017)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

  One of the iconic wineries of Napa Valley, this blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec has produced a relatively restrained and elegant 2014, with pure crème de cassis fruit, some incense, licorice and subtle background barrique. It is medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannin, plenty of charm, and a relatively velvety smooth finish with well-integrated tannins and wood. This is approachable now and should continue to evolve nicely for 15-20 years. Drink through 2036. (RP)   (12/2016)

90 points Vinous

  The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Far Niente Estate Bottled is an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Wild cherry, smoke, tobacco, licorice, and dark spices give the wine much of its considerable appeal. This is a very pretty, mid-weight Cabernet Sauvignon from Far Niente. (AG)  (12/2016)

90 points Wine Spectator

  Very tight and herbal, with a strong tannic structure, cedary oak accents and a deep yet closed core of savory herb, blackberry and spice flavors. Ends with a firm, grippy tannins that should reward with time. Best from 2020 through 2024. (JL)   (10/2017)

The 2014 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon opens with beautifully lifted spice and black fruit aromatics-clove, anise, black cherry and blackberry-layered with a hint of rich oak. A round, supple entry leads to a silky, smooth midpalate. Cassis, clove, and toasted oak complement the black and red fruit flavors. Fine-grained, age-worthy tannins provide structure to the dark, juicy finish.

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Type: Red Wine



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