2020 Far Niente Chardonnay
Richly aromatic with notes of white fig, and citrus blossom, this captivating Chardonnay slowly builds on the palate, progressing from silky notes of honeydew, nectarine, and lemon zest to a full finish supported by elegant, toasted oak. Crisp minerality and juicy acidity lift and support the generous fruit and provide the framework for graceful aging. This wine will continue to gain richness and complexity in the bottle and glass.
One of Napa Valley’s most historic wineries, Far Niente, was founded in 1885 by John Benson, but with the onset of Prohibition, the winery closed in 1919. Sixty years later, Gil Nickel bought and restored the property, releasing the first vintage of Far Niente wine in the modern era, an estate-bottled 1979 Napa Valley Chardonnay that has been a namesake to the winery for over four decades.
The grapes are grown in the Coombsville AVA, known for its more temperate climate and volcanic ash soils that give Far Niente’s Chardonnay its signature stone and tropical fruit flavors with a crushed rock minerality. The wine does not go through malolactic fermentation in the production process, which preserves the crisper malic acid, providing extra freshness on the palate and extending the wine’s longevity for years of drinking pleasure.
USA, California, Napa Valley
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