Aromas of huckleberry, dark cocoa and chocolate arecomplemented by a touch of
vanillan in the nose. Upon entry, this Cabernet is soft and lush, with a dense mid
palate. Flavors of boysenberry and black fruits are supported by tannins that are
chewy, yet smooth and lingering. There is a very long finish to this wine.
Wine Advocate 92 points - A strong performance by Far Niente’s 2001 revealed a wine with lots of incense, black currant, sweet cherry, plum sauce and loamy soil notes along with a hint of smoky oak. The sweet, broad, expansive mouthfeel, full-bodied texture, impressive purity and long finish suggest this Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon has hit its peak where it should remain for another 10-15+ years. (Jun 2011)