Wine Advocate 96 points - This well-established winery from the Nickel family has built a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot (14.5% alcohol) from their impressive holdings in Oakville. The winery has considerable history, having been founded in 1885 and then abandoned in 1919 with the beginning of Prohibition. Far Niente possesses one of the great labels in Napa Valley and the wine clearly lives up to the aesthetic beauty of the packaging.
Far Niente wines are renowned for their ability to gracefully age and become more nuanced and elegant with time. The Cave Collection allows for the limited release of Far Niente wines with additional age, for a number of years after the vintage.