1995 Far Niente Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
*Highly Recommended* Tight, complex and concentrated, this outstanding Cab harbors a pretty core of spicy currant, anise, tar, sage and cedar, turning supple and harmonious on the finish, where the flavors fan out and show remarkable depth and finesse. Will reward cellaring. (JL)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good deep red-ruby. Old-style, warm aromas of black raspberry, mocha and coffee. Good flavor intensity and grip in the mouth; sweet fruit is nicely framed by firm acidity. Faint suggestion of raisiny ripeness. Finishes with sweet, even tannins. (ST)
Healthy dark red. Rustic but energetic nose shows some distinctly wild nuances to the aromas of currant, black plum, leather, charred meat and woodsmoke, all lifted by a minty high note. Sweet, silky and fairly concentrated, with slightly funky redcurrant, eucalyptus and leather flavors giving the wine a distinctly cool quality. Finishes with substantial tongue-dusting tannins that turned a bit dry. Some tasters will find this a bit too sauvage.