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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 1991
Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 1991
(search item no. 38663)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $243.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Cabernet Franc (16%), Merlot (4%). Rich and full Napa Valley vintage producing great depth and intensity.
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About Far Niente:

One of California's oldest wineries, Far Niente was founded in 1885 by world traveler and entrepreneur, John Benson. The winery flourished until Prohibition, at which time it was abandoned and fell into complete disrepair. The stately stone shell of a winery was purchased in 1979 by Gil Nickel, as part of his quest to create a world class wine estate in the Napa Valley. During restoration, the original name, Far Niente, romantically translated to "without a care," was found carved in stone on the front of the building, where it remains to this day.