Auction 25 | Lot No. 36
5 cases produced
- Your wine is 100% Oakville estate wine
- It is a unique blend of our favorite blocks from the Martin Stelling Vineyard, including Petit Verdot
- Aging 20 months in 100% French oak
- The 2019 vintage produced wines marked by silky texture, juicy acidity and soft, melting tannins
Oakville is home to our winery as well as the surrounding 100-acre Martin Stelling Vineyard, the cornerstone of Far Niente Estate Cabernet Sauvignon since our first release in 1982. Planted on some of the most beautiful, gravelly loam soil in the Napa Valley, the Stelling Vineyard grows wines of considerable depth, with layers of dark fruit and supple, elegant tannins. Approachable upon release, time serves to enhance the flavors and nurture the bottle bouquet of our Cabernet, earning Far Niente the reputation for creating age-worthy wines. This 2019 vintage is an outstanding expression of our estate vineyard that brilliantly showcases the Far Niente house style.
Winemaker, Far Niente
A graduate of the Viticulture and Enology program at The University of California at Davis, Nicole Marchesi honed her skills in Sonoma and New Zealand before coming to Far Niente as an enologist in 2005. She was soon promoted to assistant winemaker, and 4 years later became the fourth winemaker in Far Niente's 30-year history. During her tenure, Marchesi has gained a deep understanding of our estate vineyards, working with the sites and individual blocks to bring forth the discrete character of each. Ultimately, Marchesi strives to create wines of elegance and depth that capture both place and vintage, while staying true to the Far Niente house style.
Country born: United States of America
Education: A graduate of the Viticulture and Enology program at The University of California at Davis, Nicole Marchesi honed her skills in Sonoma and New Zealand
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
Marchesi strives to create wines of elegance and depth that capture both place and vintage
607 Airpark Road
Napa CA 94558
Premiere Napa Valley 2021 Wine Collection