Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 1996  Front Label
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Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

Cabernet Sauvignon
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Winemaker Notes

The wine displays the typical cassis and blackberry notes along with spicy oak aromas that have become synonymous with the Far Niente house style. Time enhances the flavors and nurtures the bottle bouquet, offering elegance, and earning Far Niente the reputation for creating age worthy wines. When young, the wine will age for 18-20 months in 75% to 100% new French oak barrels. During this time, rackings are carried out every three months to remove the clear wine from its sediment. After a full year in the barrel, a gentle fining with egg whites further softens and clarifies the wine. The result is classically structured Cabernets that are soft in texture, rich in flavor, complex and long.

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Shopping for your cellar? Stash this California Cab away for the next two to ten years and you'll be rewarded. It's deliciously complex, with earth, cedar, plum, currant, black cherry and spice flavors, gaining depth and richness on the dry, firm finish.
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Far Niente’s decades-long mastery of each intricate component of winemaking—from unparalleled Napa Valley vineyards to precision harvesting and vinification—makes this winery the pinnacle in luxury Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Refined and sophisticated with a consistent house-style, every Far Niente wine offers the highest expression of its vineyards and vintage, from our iconic Napa Valley Chardonnay to our legendary Cabernet Sauvignon.

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