Far Niente

Martin Stelling Vineyard
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 170


Far Niente

Martin Stelling Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

5 cases produced

The Martin Stelling vineyard in Oakville has been the source of the Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon since the first vintage in 1982. For Premiere, we created a blend of some of our favorite blocks of Stelling, including a small section of our estate Petit Verdot. Aromas of dark cherry and boysenberry are layered with notes of mocha and perfume. It displays a sweet and silky entry which leads through to flavors of juicy cherry and a long smooth finish.

Aging Process

100% French oak - 80% new

Nicole Marchesi

Winemaker, Far Niente

Winemaker, Nicole Marchesi

I got my hands dirty in the cellar and lab at several internships before coming to Far Niente, where I started as enologist and then became assistant winemaker, and now winemaker. I’ve essentially grown up working with Far Niente’s vineyards in Coombsville and Oakville.

Country born: United States

Education: I received a B.S. in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis and had internships in Sonoma and New Zealand. I consider my incredible colleagues and team at Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel, Dolce and EnRoute my mentors.

Years in the wine industry: 8 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
I believe that great winemaking begins in the vineyard. I work collaboratively with our viticulturist to grow great grapes. My job in the winery is to capture what each vineyard and block has to offer. Each wine lot is like a puzzle piece that needs to be assembled so that the final product is a harmonious blend which expresses both place and vintage, while staying true to the Far Niente house style.

Nara Cellar

1500 Whitehall Lane
Saint Helena  CA  94574

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