94pts Wilfred Wong
The 2018 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits outstanding and expressive nuances from start to finish. Its palate is at once sleek and penetrating. This wine offers aromas and flavors of black fruit and attractive savory spices in its aromas and flavors. Enjoy it with a well-spiced, rack of lamb. (Tasted: August 25, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
94pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Composed of 93.3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.8% Petit Verdot, 2.3% Cabernet Franc, 0.5% Merlot and 0.1% Malbec, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Bottled was aged for 17 months in French oak, 65% new. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it rolls effortlessly out of the glass with notes of stewed plums, warm cassis and black raspberries with touches of pencil shavings, dried Provence herbs and tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a real skip in its step, featuring bright, crunchy black and red fruits and a soft texture, finishing lively.