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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 1995
Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 1995
(search item no. 17925)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $109.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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 News rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2005 The Wine News 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:

The 1995 Far Niente Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has rich blackberry and cassis flavors complemented by toasty oak aromas as well as the typical "dusty" components traditionally found among the finest soils of the western vineyards of Oakville. The vintage has produced a wonderful texture, power, and intensity with unusual grace. The blending has helped produce a wine that is soft and mouth filling now, while further bottle aging will reward your patience with a longer and more velvety texture.
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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.