Round out your dinner party rotation, gather your friends and pull some corks …
Whether dressing up a date night table or adding a cozy note to a loungy night at home, these three Napa Valley Cabernets will warm your table – and palate – all winter long. From Nicole's wine pick for weekend Tahoe getaways to Joe Harden’s top pairing for slow-braised ribs (and a slow-simmering side of Hitchcock), three of our Far Niente Family of Wineries & Vineyards winemakers share their favorite winter wine recommendations.
The Epitome of Winter Elegance and Nicole’s Après-Everything Wine: 2019 Far Niente Oakville Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon.
How it Tastes: Rich and satiny, with fragrant blackberry, cocoa and spice and a finish that lingers long after your last sip.
“We love to enjoy Far Niente Cabernet up in the mountains at Lake Tahoe. With wine in hand, a toasty fire going, a nice piece of dark chocolate and good friends to laugh with, I can’t imagine a better winter evening. Or, a better way to warm up after a day of fun in the snow!” – Nicole Marchesi, Far Niente Winemaker
The Small-Batch Calistoga Cabernet that Radiates Power, Finesse and a Sense of Place: 2018 Nickel & Nickel Kenefick Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
How it Tastes: Concentrated dark fruit flavors, with notes of tobacco and spice framed by broad, coating tannins.
Pair this single-vineyard Cabernet with hearty braised short ribs – or a wood-burning fire while streaming a classic thriller – and let me know what you think!” – Joe Harden, Nickel & Nickel Winemaker
The Artfully Crafted Cabernet You’ll Pour for Date Nights Out and Game Nights In (and book club, that last-minute dinner party, and more): 2018 Bella Union Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
How it Tastes: Lush dark berry fruit and dusty-cocoa accents on a full, velvety palate.
“This is artfully crafted Cabernet that embodies the Napa Valley in a glass, and it's my favorite fireside wine, not to mention a delicious way to transform an ordinary Tuesday night into something special. – Brooke Price, Bella Union Winemaker
Looking for more masterfully crafted Cabernets to warm up your collection? You'll love adding these bottles to your winter wine rotation.
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Whether you’re easing back into turkey duty or pulling together an extravagant feast, you’re invited to glean some Thanksgiving wine inspiration from some of our resident food and wine pros. From Bella Union Winemaker Brooke Price to our virtual experiences and senior events managers, they've shared some of their treasured holiday traditions and favorite Thanksgiving wine pairing tips.LEARN MORE
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From classic Far Niente Chardonnay to a party-sized format of Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Cabernet, explore three of our most enchanting holiday jewels. Each of these Napa Valley favorites is elegantly etched in festive script, so the bottle can also be displayed long after the last glass has been savored.LEARN MORE