The cellar has been bustling with activity these last few days as we’ve bottled our 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet. As you might imagine, the process is a delicate one requiring long hours and persistent attention to detail, from the team which applies the parchment labels to those running the bottling line and the crew filling and carefully stacking wooden boxes.
Well, today is our last day bottling this vintage! Winemaker Nicole Marchesi opened a bottle last night and says this is a classic Cabernet from our Martin Stelling Vineyard. The wine is bigger in texture than the 2012, but it exhibits the dark berry and chocolate flavors inherent to our Oakville Cabernet. Even in its youth, this wine is balanced, and the high color and tannin indicate that it will age beautifully over the years.
The hard work on this vintage is almost done, and now for the even harder task: patience!
In anticipation of our annual Cave Collection release, we sat down with Winemaker Nicole Marchesi to talk about Far Niente's Cave Collection and the keys to making age-worthy Napa Valley Cabernet. Read on to hear what she has to say. Then mark your calendars for the January 17 release from Far Niente's Cave Collection. This year’s allocation is one of our most limited to date, with less than 100 bottles available for our most sought-after vintages.
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