Aged in 100% new and once-used French oak barrels for 16 months
The blend comprises Cabernet Sauvignon with a small percentage of Petit Verdot
Our Cabernet Sauvignon is estate grown in Stelling Vineyard since our first vintage in 1982
Displays cassis and blackberry with spicy oak aromas, characteristics of the Far Niente house style
Single vineyard wine
Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
very full bodied
Winemaker, Far Niente
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
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.
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6600 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda MD 20817