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Far Niente Cave Collection: 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend and Tasting Notes
by Nicole Marchesi | 2013 | 10:34 am
I recently had the opportunity to open up the beautifully aged 2000 Far Niente Cave Collection Cabernet Sauvignon. What a treat! The wine is a blend composed of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. The growing season was moderate with a slightly later than average start date for harvest.
This wine still offers incredible aromas of dried red cherry with hints of sweet tobacco. It reminds me of a berry chutney that is both sweet and savory at the same time. On the palate, the wine is silky and full with nice juiciness. There are flavors of cherry and earth with an impression of sweetness on the soft melting finish. This wine is definitely aging gracefully!
For more about the 2000 vintage, see our previous post.
The Far Niente Wine Library, which contains every vintage the winery has produced.