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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.
The 2000 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the Cave Collection vintages we’ve released an allocation of this year. Maybe you have a special occasion coming up or need to restock your cellar—this year’s release of select Cave Collection Cabernets is the perfect opportunity to acquire a rare wine!
2000 was marked by a moderate growing season, mild summer and a normal crop size—a blessing after 1999’s smaller than usual harvest. Stay tuned for notes from Winemaker Nicole Marchesi on the blend and how the wine is currently presenting.
Of note: if you have this vintage in your cellar, you’re lucky! We are down to the last few bottles in this year’s allocation.
A behind-the-scenes peek at Far Niente and the fine Cabernet and Chardonnay we produce here in Oakville.
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