Deeply reflective of Far Niente’s nearly four decades of crafting majestic Napa Cabernet, our Far Niente Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon marries Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate vineyard in Oakville with hand-selected Cabernet lots from Calistoga, Oak Knoll, St. Helena, Stags Leap, Diamond Mountain, and Yountville.
On the heels of our winter release of the 2019 vintage of our iconic Oakville Estate Cabernet, we are excited to share a new vintage of Far Niente Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with you, too!
Wait? There are TWO Far Niente Cabernets?
Since 1982, Cabernet has been a hallmark of Far Niente’s winemaking program. Our first vintages married Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate vineyard in Oakville with exceptional vineyards across the Napa Valley. With the 2001 vintage, the wine became 100% Oakville estate grown and bottled.
Then, starting with the 2017 vintage, we made the decision to craft two Cabernet Sauvignons under the Far Niente label: our legendary Oakville Estate Cabernet and a Napa Valley Cabernet.
While both our Napa Valley and Oakville Estate Cabernets are expressive, nuanced and timeless, they are also distinctly unique Napa Valley wines.
Far Niente Winemaker Nicole Marchesi highlights the distinctions between these two uniquely expressive Napa Valley wines.
“Making our Napa Valley Cabernet is like a puzzle,” says Far Niente Winemaker Nicole Marchesi. “Throughout the growing season and especially at harvest, I’m thinking about how all of the different vineyard components will complement our estate grown-fruit and come together to make a really balanced, beautiful wine.”
“Rooted exclusively in Oakville, our Far Niente Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Oakville celebrates the very best of the Martin Stelling Vineyard. Each vintage exemplifies the power and finesse of our estate-grown fruit. It is our highest expression of Oakville, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon."
“We have an intimate understanding of the Napa Valley, and that deep well of knowledge, combined with the exceptional fruit we grow in our own Oakville estate vineyards, allows us to craft Napa Valley Cabernets that are exuberant and deeply fruited in youth yet develops layers of complexity and sophistication over time. It’s incredibly exciting to craft not one but two compelling Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignons. ” - Nicole Marchesi, Far Niente Winemaker
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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.
"Each vintage is our opportunity to make our greatest wine. It's what inspires us in the vineyard and winery."LEARN MORE
Meet Six Women Shaping the Far Niente Family of Wineries & Vineyards.
Two winemakers. One CFO. Two VPs. And the woman who helped launch Far Niente more than 40 years ago. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we sat down to talk with just a few of the women shaping the way we grow, make, sell and share our wines. From the cellar to the board room, these daring innovators and leaders share a passion for human connection and a sense of adventure.LEARN MORE