2004 Far Niente Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon
5 Ratings
5 Ratings
2004 Far Niente Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon

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    Fellow Drync'er

    Drunk at YPO forum meeting on June 18 2009. Very good.

    almost 5 years
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    Good tanins Long finish Too expensive for its quality

    over 1 year
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    Fellow Drync'er

    good, but not 100 dollars good

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    There is a good sense of richness to be found in the oaky, herb-scented, slightly woodsy, black-cherry aromas of this bottling, and its well-ripened flavors follow suit with wisps of bark and dry wood peeking out from behind its frontal fruit. It gets a bit gruff at the finish with puckery tannins contrasting its soft and somewhat viscous beginnings, and, while it should find more cohesion with age, it never quite shows the depth and finesse that its high price tag warrants.
    Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot Aromas of very dark fruit, black currant, dark chocolate, dust/earth, vanillan and perfume are layered behind the ripeness. The wine provides a big and full entry, yet the tannins are balanced and have any underlying silkiness. On the palate, ripe cassis and spice mingle with well-integrated oak and evolve into a lingering fruit-driven finish.
  • CellarTracker Community Tasting Notes
    Community Tasting Notes (average 91.7 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 29 notes)
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
  • Vintage Chart
    Rating for United States-California: 91 (slightly better than average year)

    Drinkability: drink now