Far Niente Chardonnay Napa Valley Estate Bottled 2007

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Pure clean rich and layered green apple pear spice and nutmeg give this a tight focus. Full- bodied intense yet suppl...

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Midtown Wine Merchants
Morristown, NJ (200 mi)
USD 46.99
750ml
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Powerful and famous Chardonnay from one of the older vineyards in California. Rich in oak with a buttery, creamy mouthful. Butter bleeds into the p... Read more

Nice toasty oak with a crisp flavor. Not as rich and buttery as the 2004/2005s I tasted, but a good quality chardonnay from a consistent producer.... Read more

Pure clean rich and layered green apple pear spice and nutmeg give this a tight focus. Full- bodied intense yet supple with a long fruity finish. J... Read more

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Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
3.00 5
01/24/2012

Powerful and famous Chardonnay from one of the older vineyards in California. Rich in oak with a buttery, creamy mouthful. Butter bleeds into the palate with hints of caramel and underlying fruit. Good but not worth the money in my opinion.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.50 5
11/08/2009

Nice toasty oak with a crisp flavor. Not as rich and buttery as the 2004/2005s I tasted, but a good quality chardonnay from a consistent producer. -Tasted a Hostile Grape 8/5/09 - Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09 I'd go to 4.25 stars this time.


External Reviews for Far Niente Chardonnay Napa Valley Estate Bottled

External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/07/2009

Pure clean rich and layered green apple pear spice and nutmeg give this a tight focus. Full- bodied intense yet supple with a long fruity finish. J. Laube Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
03/24/2010

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 s...


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/07/2009

91WS no further case discount


External Review
05/18/2011

Intense and vibrant, a touch coarse at this stage, but the purity and focus of spicy pear and nectarine flavors is appealing and those flavors are long and persistent on the finish. Drink now through 2007.


External Review
05/27/2010

winemaker's notes:The 2008 Far Niente Chardonnay greets with aromas of ripe melon, fig and peach. A creamy and smooth entry leads to a rich mid-palate, layered with ripe tropical fruit and toasted hazelnuts. The finish is long and mouthwatering with well-integrated toast and spice.


External Review
03/04/2010

WS: 91 Points RP: 91 Points WE: 88 Points


External Review
10/24/2009

Classic-styled California Chardonnaty with spice and vanilla aromas of oak, then rich, intense flavors of melon and fig. It fills out and adds complexity with age - up to ten years.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Pure clean rich and layered green apple pear spice and nutmeg give this a tight focus. Full- bodied intense yet supple with a long fruity finish. J. Laube Wine Spectator.

Pure clean rich and layered green apple pear spice and nutmeg give this a tight focus. Full- bodied intense yet supple with a long fruity finish. J. Laube Wine Spectator.

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