94pts Wilfred Wong
One of the hallmarks of the upper crust, high-level Cabernet is balance and style. The 2017 Far Niente Napa Cabernet Sauvignon—the winery's first under this AVA moniker—does an excellent job in fulfilling this role. This wine is swimmingly fine. Its aromas and flavors of ripe fruit and warm spices should pair it beautifully with a nicely grilled ribeye. (Tasted: May 31, 2019, San Francisco, CA)
Beautiful aromas of blackberry and boysenberry pie, cassis, licorice and sweet anise, pair gorgeously with hints of lightly toasted oak. A silky entry transitions to a very smooth midpalate with flavors of mixed berry fruit, light toasted oak, and sweet licorice. Well-structured and polished, this wine is filled with juicy acid and fine grain tannins that melt into a long mouthwatering finish.