2020 Far Mountain Fission Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JS 93 VN 92 WE 92 WS 90
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, November 2023

Black olive, currant, dark earth and bark aromas follow through to a medium to full body with medium chewy tannins and a savory and crunchy finish. Juicy. Some asphalt with dark fruits. From cabernet planted in 1972...
VN 92

Vinous, August 2023

The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Fission is packed with scents of blackberry, coffee, dried savory herbs, lavender, mocha and spice. This potent, strapping Moon Mountain Cabernet packs a pretty big punch. I would give the firm...
WE 92

Wine Enthusiast, March 2023

This classic-style wine matches rich blackberries and black cherries with measured baking spices like vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon on a full body and slightly grippy texture due to moderate tannins. — Jim Gordon
WS 90

Wine Spectator, August 2023

A punchy style, with a big burst of mulberry and boysenberry pâte de fruit, laced with racy acidity and gilded with light floral and bramble notes through the finish. Drink now through 2027. 1,500 cases made.

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Far Mountain Fission Cabernet Sauvignon is a robust red wine hailing from the Sonoma region of California’s North Coast. Produced by Far Mountain, this wine is composed entirely of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and comes with a traditional cork closure. With an alcohol content of 14.0%, this vintage boasts a strong, full-bodied profile.

Reviewers have noted the complexity and intensity of this wine. According to Vinous, the 2020 Fission is “packed with scents of blackberry, coffee, dried savory herbs, lavender, mocha and spice.” The review adds that this “potent, strapping Moon Mountain Cabernet packs a pretty big punch” and suggests allowing the firm tannins to soften over a year or two. Vinous awarded this wine a score of 92, describing it as “a fine showing in this challenging vintage.”

James Suckling also provided high praise, giving the wine a score of 93. He describes the wine as having “black olive, currant, dark earth and bark aromas” that lead into a “medium to full body with medium chewy tannins and a savory and crunchy finish.” Suckling highlights the wine’s “subtle intensity” and recommends drinking it after 2025.

Wine Enthusiast’s Jim Gordon commends the wine’s classic style, matching “rich blackberries and black cherries with measured baking spices like vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon.” He notes its full body and slightly grippy texture due to moderate tannins, giving it a score of 92.

Wine Spectator offers a slightly lower score of 90 but still acknowledges its vibrant character. The review mentions a “punchy style, with a big burst of mulberry and boysenberry pâte de fruit, laced with racy acidity and gilded with light floral and bramble notes through the finish.” They suggest enjoying this wine now through 2027.

Overall, the 2020 Far Mountain Fission Cabernet Sauvignon is recognized for its robust flavors and firm tannins, making it a noteworthy choice for those who appreciate a powerful, complex red wine.