93+ points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Bottled checks in as a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, and the balance Malbec. Sporting a deep purple hue as well as classy notes of black plums, blackcurrants, graphite, damp earth, and roasted herbs, it's rich, medium to full-bodied, has good acidity, building tannins, and a chalky minerality on the finish. Give it 3-4 years of bottle age and it will keep for 20 years or more. Drink: 2023-2043. (1/31/20)"
92 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): "The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Bottled is blended of 95.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.25% Petit Verdot and 0.25% Malbec. Deep purple-black colored, it has pronounced black currant pastilles, black cherry compote and red currant preserves notes with touches of dried herbs, unsmoked cigars and fallen leaves plus a waft of cedar. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm texture of grainy tannins and oodles of freshness supporting the muscular black fruit, finishing with an herbal lift. Drink: 2019-2033. (Oct 2019)"
92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "Far Niente's 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is a gorgeous wine that captures all the natural radiance of the year. Super-ripe red cherry, mint, cedar, tobacco, spice and star anise give this wine striking exoticism and tons of character. Pliant and inviting, the 2017 is impeccably balanced. Best of all, it will drink well upon release. Drink: 2020-2032. (Jan 2020)"
92 points Wine Spectator: "A focused, streamlined version, with hints of cedar and savory along the edges, while the core of steeped black currant and blackberry fruit moves along steadily. A dark humus element underlines the finish, giving this an old-school hint. Best from 2022 through 2032. (8/31/20)"
92 points James Suckling: "A soft and delicious red with aromas and flavors of currants, blackberries and light vanilla. Medium-bodied, pretty and flavorful. Caressing and lovely. 95.5% cabernet Sauvignon, with petit verdot and malbec. Drink or hold. (2/14/20)"
Producer notes: "Aromas of mixed berry, chocolate, light earth and licorice lead into a full entry, with mixed berry flavors, a velvety mid-palate and a great backbone of coating, age-able tannin. Mouthwatering plum and blackberry flavors follow all the way through to the end. Layers of toasted oak are well integrated, adding structure and support to the ripe fruit flavors. Barrel aged 17 months in French oak (68% new, 32% once-used). Alcohol 14.5%."
|Blend||95.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.25% Petit Verdot and 0.25% Malbec|