You haven't heard of Farella Winery?
That's because most of Farella's grapes are snatched up by such powerhouse Cabernet producers as Pahlmeyer, Realm Cellars, and Far Niente - oh, as did Opus for many years. That's quite the resume.
Only 25% of Farella's fruit goes into their namesake label.
Last year, we featured the 2015 Farella, which landed on Wine Spectator's Top 100. This vintage, the 2016, is THE vintage to own. If it doesn't make the Top 100, it should!
"The 2016 Farella Cabernet Sauvignon features crushed red and black currants, black raspberries and wild blueberries scents with hints of cigars, pencil shavings, black tea and menthol plus a waft of cedar... the palate is packed with crunchy black fruits and a firm, fine-grained texture, supported by impressive freshness and finishing long and energetic." Wine Advocate
We love this wine for its modest oak, which allows the terroir to shine. In fact, oak is barely present. Instead, dried herbs, wild dark fruit, menthol, and textured tannins frame this wine on a finish that last forever.
After last year's press, the wineries have increased the amount of fruit purchased, leaving even less for us to enjoy.
Make sure you get some for yourself.
What is the perfect pairing for this Cabernet over the next decade? Easy. Porterhouse steak!
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