Far Niente Chard 6

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Founded with a passion to make exceptional wines, and built on ownership of the finest vineyards, Far Niente makes Chardonnays that are rich in aro... Read more

Far Niente, one of the earliest stone wineries, derives its name from the Italian phrase, Dolce Far Niente (how sweet it is to do nothing), was fou... Read more

Far Niente, one of the earliest stone wineries, derives its name from the Italian phrase "Dolce Far Niente" (how sweet it is to do nothing), was fo... Read more

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External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
03/22/2012

Founded with a passion to make exceptional wines, and built on ownership of the finest vineyards, Far Niente makes Chardonnays that are rich in aroma, flavor, and texture, yet balanced with a graceful finesse. This basket includes one bottle of Far Niente Chardonnay, Wine Bottle Candelabra Grapevine, Epic My Glass Charms Wine Icons Set of 6, Green Grape Swirl Napkins, NapaCabs Logo Corkscrew, Janis & Melanie Chardonnay Wine Biscuits, Cracked Wheat Wafers, Chardonnay Havarti Cheese Spread and Ghirardelli Chocolate bar. (Due to the popularity of this product, we reserve the right to substitute items of equal or greater quality).


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/16/2012

Far Niente, one of the earliest stone wineries, derives its name from the Italian phrase, Dolce Far Niente (how sweet it is to do nothing), was founded in 1885 by John Benson and flourished until the advent of prohibition. Far Nientes quest to produce outstanding wines of distinctive character has led them to a philosophy that requires vineyard ownership. Today, they own 200 acres (3 different vineyard sites) of what many regard as some of the finest vineyard land in the Napa Valley, USA. Their Stelling Vineyard of 100 acres, is located against the west hills of Oakville, contiguous to the winery, on some of the most beautiful gravelly loam soil in the Napa Valley Surrounded by Marthas Vineyard and Mondavi Reserve, the soils are responsible for Napa Valleys most beautiful and age-worthy wines. Grapes: 100% Chardonnay Region : USA / California / Napa Valley Maker : Nicole Marchesi Notes: A classically structured white wine that is both lush and round on the palate while displaying intensity of fruit and spicy oak aromas with a long and clean finish. Serve : Full flavoured white meat dishes, poultry and pasta dishes. ABV : 14.5%


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/09/2010

Far Niente, one of the earliest stone wineries, derives its name from the Italian phrase "Dolce Far Niente" (how sweet it is to do nothing), was founded in 1885 by John Benson and flourished until the advent of prohibition. Abandoned for over 60 years, the old stone shell of a winery was purchased in 1979 by Gil Nickel. He started the long process of restoring it as a part of his quest to create a great Napa Valley wine estate. As the vines and the debris were cleared, he found the original name, Far Niente, carved in stone on the front of the building where it remains to this day. Far Niente's quest to produce outstanding wines of distinctive character has led them to a philosophy that requires vineyard ownership. Today, they own 200 acres (3 different vineyard sites) of what many regard as some of the finest vineyard land in the Napa Valley. Their Stelling Vineyard of 100 acres, is located against the west hills of Oakville, contiguous to the winery, on some of the most beautiful gravelly loam soil in the Napa Valley and is planted to Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc and Merlot grapes. Surrounded by Martha's Vineyard and Mondavi Reserve, the soils are responsible for Napa Valley's most beautiful and age-worthy cabernets. In their pursuit for distinctive Chardonnay vineyards, they discovered two wonderful parcels in a little known area of the cooler southern Napa Valley, known as Coombsville. Their Barrow Lane Vineyard of 18 acres is situated at the base of the hills to the east of Napa and offers the characteristic climate of Carneros, with a few key differences. It has the cool region influence from the Bay, deeper, well-drained volcanic soils and less wind. This gentle sloping vineyard with its volcanic soils and Western exposure, has been producing wines of a tighter fruit structure than the rich full-bodied wines from the Stelling Vineyard. It has proven to be an ideal blending component, providing the backbone and length they desire in their wines. Finally, John's Creek Vineyard of 50 acres and less than half a mile north of Barrow Lane Vineyard, is situated on a slight incline at the base of the eastern hills and is a key to their Chardonnay blend. The deep gravelly Loan soil and its south western exposure account for their fruit ripening a full 2 weeks earlier than Barrow Lane. The resulting flavours add wonderful components of richness, subtle tropical flavours and aromas that they have associated with Far Niente Chardonnays. Grapes: 100% Estate grown Chardonnay Notes: The hand harvested grapes were brought to the winery in small bins andthen sorted by hand to assure the finest quality. Fermentation began in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and then racked into a high percentage of new French Burgundy oak barrels to complete the fermentation in theircaves and old stone cellars. The wine was aged on its yeast lees for additionaldepth, complexity and texture. After 7 months of barrel ageing, each wine was evaluated as part of the blend. Tasting A classically structured wine that is both Notes: lush and round on the palate while displaying intensity of fruit and spicy oak aromas with a long and clean finish.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
08/15/2012

Founded with a passion to make exceptional wines, and built on ownership of the finest vineyards, Far Niente makes Chardonnays that are rich in aroma, flavor, and texture, yet balanced with a graceful finesse.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Far Niente, one of the earliest stone wineries, derives its name from the Italian phrase "Dolce Far Niente" (how sweet it is to do nothing), was founded in 1885 by John Benson and flourished until the advent of prohibition. Abandoned for over 60 years, the old stone shell of a winery was purchased in 1979 by Gil Nickel. He started the long process of restoring it as a part of his quest to create a great Napa Valley wine estate. As the vines and the debris were cleared, he found the original name, Far Niente, carved in stone on the front of the building where it remains to this day. Far Niente's quest to produce outstanding wines of distinctive character has led them to a philosophy that requires vineyard ownership. Today, they own 200 acres (3 different vineyard sites) of what many regard as some of the finest vineyard land in the Napa Valley. Their Stelling Vineyard of 100 acres, is located against the west hills of Oakville, contiguous to the winery, on some of the most beautiful gravelly loam soil in the Napa Valley and is planted to Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc and Merlot grapes. Surrounded by Martha's Vineyard and Mondavi Reserve, the soils are responsible for Napa Valley's most beautiful and age-worthy cabernets. In their pursuit for distinctive Chardonnay vineyards, they discovered two wonderful parcels in a little known area of the cooler southern Napa Valley, known as Coombsville. Their Barrow Lane Vineyard of 18 acres is situated at the base of the hills to the east of Napa and offers the characteristic climate of Carneros, with a few key differences. It has the cool region influence from the Bay, deeper, well-drained volcanic soils and less wind. This gentle sloping vineyard with its volcanic soils and Western exposure, has been producing wines of a tighter fruit structure than the rich full-bodied wines from the Stelling Vineyard. It has proven to be an ideal blending component, providing the backbone and length they desire in their wines. Finally, John's Creek Vineyard of 50 acres and less than half a mile north of Barrow Lane Vineyard, is situated on a slight incline at the base of the eastern hills and is a key to their Chardonnay blend. The deep gravelly Loan soil and its south western exposure account for their fruit ripening a full 2 weeks earlier than Barrow Lane. The resulting flavours add wonderful components of richness, subtle tropical flavours and aromas that they have associated with Far Niente Chardonnays. Grapes: 100% Estate grown Chardonnay Notes: The hand harvested grapes were brought to the winery in small bins andthen sorted by hand to assure the finest quality. Fermentation began in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and then racked into a high percentage of new French Burgundy oak barrels to complete the fermentation in theircaves and old stone cellars. The wine was aged on its yeast lees for additionaldepth, complexity and texture. After 7 months of barrel ageing, each wine was evaluated as part of the blend. Tasting A classically structured wine that is both Notes: lush and round on the palate while displaying intensity of fruit and spicy oak aromas with a long and clean finish.

Far Niente, one of the earliest stone wineries, derives its name from the Italian phrase "Dolce Far Niente" (how sweet it is to do nothing), was founded in 1885 by John Benson and flourished until the advent of prohibition. Abandoned for over 60 years, the old stone shell of a winery was purchased in 1979 by Gil Nickel. He started the long process of restoring it as a part of his quest to create a great Napa Valley wine estate. As the vines and the debris were cleared, he found the original name, Far Niente, carved in stone on the front of the building where it remains to this day. Far Niente's quest to produce outstanding wines of distinctive character has led them to a philosophy that requires vineyard ownership. Today, they own 200 acres (3 different vineyard sites) of what many regard as some of the finest vineyard land in the Napa Valley. Their Stelling Vineyard of 100 acres, is located against the west hills of Oakville, contiguous to the winery, on some of the most beautiful gravelly loam soil in the Napa Valley and is planted to Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc and Merlot grapes. Surrounded by Martha's Vineyard and Mondavi Reserve, the soils are responsible for Napa Valley's most beautiful and age-worthy cabernets. In their pursuit for distinctive Chardonnay vineyards, they discovered two wonderful parcels in a little known area of the cooler southern Napa Valley, known as Coombsville. Their Barrow Lane Vineyard of 18 acres is situated at the base of the hills to the east of Napa and offers the characteristic climate of Carneros, with a few key differences. It has the cool region influence from the Bay, deeper, well-drained volcanic soils and less wind. This gentle sloping vineyard with its volcanic soils and Western exposure, has been producing wines of a tighter fruit structure than the rich full-bodied wines from the Stelling Vineyard. It has proven to be an ideal blending component, providing the backbone and length they desire in their wines. Finally, John's Creek Vineyard of 50 acres and less than half a mile north of Barrow Lane Vineyard, is situated on a slight incline at the base of the eastern hills and is a key to their Chardonnay blend. The deep gravelly Loan soil and its south western exposure account for their fruit ripening a full 2 weeks earlier than Barrow Lane. The resulting flavours add wonderful components of richness, subtle tropical flavours and aromas that they have associated with Far Niente Chardonnays. Grapes: 100% Estate grown Chardonnay Notes: The hand harvested grapes were brought to the winery in small bins andthen sorted by hand to assure the finest quality. Fermentation began in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and then racked into a high percentage of new French Burgundy oak barrels to complete the fermentation in theircaves and old stone cellars. The wine was aged on its yeast lees for additionaldepth, complexity and texture. After 7 months of barrel ageing, each wine was evaluated as part of the blend. Tasting A classically structured wine that is both Notes: lush and round on the palate while displaying intensity of fruit and spicy oak aromas with a long and clean finish.

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