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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Cave Collection, Winemaking

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“Each vintage is our opportunity to make our greatest wine. It’s what drives us each day.“  – Far Niente President and CEO Larry Maguire   After making Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon for more than three decades, we’ve learned a few things about crafting “age-worthy” wines.  One...

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Categores: Wine Pairing, Winemaking

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 From the obligatory James Bond movie marathon to her desire to grow the food she puts on the Thanksgiving table, Far Niente Winemaker Nicole Marchesi paints a rich picture of the moments and rituals that make Thanksgiving such a treasured holiday for her family.  ...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Wine Pairing, Winemaking

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By Winemaker Nicole Marchesi If I were to describe the Far Niente Estate Cabernet Sauvignon harvest in two words, they would be short yet intense! Across the Napa Valley, Cabernet vineyards did not yield much fruit. Because of cool weather at bloom and fruit set...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Cave Collection

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...

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Categores: Winemaking

I recently had the amazing opportunity to visit the Tuscan wine region in Italy with fellow members of the Oakville Winegrowers Association. The purpose of this technical exchange trip was to learn more about grapegrowing and winemaking in Tuscany as well as to foster new...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Cave Collection

Every now and then I need to pinch myself at work. It never ceases to amaze me that I get to work for an estate with an incredible history of producing quality wine. That now I have the opportunity to add to that history sometimes...

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