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2006 Far Niente - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

  • 91 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 90 JS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 49960-2006-750-3A
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 90

    Lots of spicy wood and ripe fruit, with hints of fresh mushrooms on the nose that turns to licorice and blueberries. Full bodied with velvety tannins, but slightly short on the finish. Should fill in with some bottle age. Pull the cork in 2014. 14+22+22+32. Find the wine
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Sleek and complex, full-bodied and Bordeaux-like, with an earthy mineral edge to the dried berry and currant flavors that are subdued and tightly wound, ending with earthy tannins. Needs time. Best from 2011 through 2017.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a backward, dense purple-hued effort displaying plenty of licorice, black currant, smoke, and charcoal characteristics, along with full-bodied power, a layered, opulent mouthfeel, and moderate tannin in its youthful finish. It is capable of lasting 20 or more years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: GeoB
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Drink Dates: 2013-2020
    Author: TCL
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Dark berries and chocolate
    Author: Walt and Jac
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Fantastic complement to standing roast of lamb
    Author: dsprince
  • Self | Rating: 93

    This was one provocative wine! Floral notes on the nose followed by ripe, luscious berries, dark chocolate, and licorice on the palate. The tannins were soft and subtle. There was almost a jammy quality to this vintage. The finish reminded me of fresh brewed coffee.
    Author: rjblanton
  • Self | Rating: 93

    This wine is well balanced. Drinking really well right now.
    Author: Mcaz
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Very fruity, great color but no body.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2020
    Author: NC

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 294 bottles owned
  • 133 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 133 collectors)