(From «nv» Vintage) The 2013 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon presents dusty chocolate and black cherry aromas layered with subtle floral notes and oak. The entry is velvety and intense, revealing dark cherry and boysenberry notes married with toasted oak and light licorice. This is an elegantly structured wine with silkiness through the midpalate and a persistent, juicy finish. Deep, coating Oakville tannins ensure that this wine will age beautifully in the cellar.
A textural pleasure, this is a dense, supple cabernet built for steak. As a young wine, the flavors are mainly from the tannin, with the smokines and chocolate richness derived from aging in oak.