2004 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa Valley
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31 Ratings
2004 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa Valley

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2005 Vintage) Vineyard Description: Planted in 1973, Tench Vineyard is situated on the eastern edge of Oakville along the Silverado Trail. The area's red, rocky soils of clay and volcanic rock have produced many famous Napa Valley Cabernets. Nickel & Nickel produces Cabernet from just four acres of this late-ripening vineyard with northwest exposure. The grapes rapidly develop color and flavor as temperatures rise and harvest approaches. Harvest Notes: The 2005 growing season was two weeks behind 2004 read more...Vineyard Description: Planted in 1973, Tench Vineyard is situated on the eastern edge of Oakville along the Silverado Trail. The area's red, rocky soils of clay and volcanic rock have produced many famous Napa Valley Cabernets. Nickel & Nickel produces Cabernet from just four acres of this late-ripening vineyard with northwest exposure. The grapes rapidly develop color and flavor as temperatures rise and harvest approaches. Harvest Notes: The 2005 growing season was two weeks behind 2004 with budbreak in late March and bloom in late May. Conditions were ideal during bloom and the vineyard had a good "set," which resulted in a bit more fruit than last year. The summer months were very moderate and we didn't get the few heat waves that really bump up the sugars. Although there was a little heat in late September and early October, the fruit needed the extra hang time to fully develop the tannins. We harvested this vineyard in early November, just as the leaves started to change color. Months in barrel: 16 months (hide)

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