Far Niente

Estate Bottled
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Oakville

2020 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 24 | Lot No. 72
Vintage

2018

Far Niente

Estate Bottled

Cabernet Sauvignon
Oakville

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 100% Oakville nested appellation fruit, estate grown in Martin Stelling Vineyard
  • A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, supported by Petit Verdot and a touch of Cabernet Franc
  • Aging in 100% new and once-used French oak barrels
  • Classic and ageworthy, the 2018 vintage brilliantly represents the Far Niente house style

Composed of hand-selected blocks from our Oakville estate vineyard in western Oakville, this one-of-a-kind wine epitomizes Far Niente’s style of power and grace. Oakville is home to our winery as well as the surrounding 57-acre Martin Stelling Vineyard, the cornerstone of Far Niente 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 great depth, with layers of dark fruit and supple, elegant tannins. Approachable upon release, time allows the fruit to develop added richness and complexity and nurtures the bottle bouquet of our Cabernet, earning Far Niente the reputation for creating age-worthy wines. This 2018 estate-grown Cabernet is a brilliant expression of our estate vineyard and the Far Niente house style.


Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced

Nicole Marchesi

Winemaker, Far Niente

Winemaker, Nicole Marchesi

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

Winemaking Philosophy:
Marchesi strives to create wines of elegance and depth that capture both place and vintage

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