Far Niente Winery Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014

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Severn Goodwin Delectable Pro

Meh, 30th anniversary party for my Company tonight, this was the best offering.

Meh, 30th anniversary party for my Company tonight, this was the best offering.

8.9

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

One of CA's oldest wineries, Far Niente, founded in 1885 by world traveler John Benson. The winery flourished until Prohibition, at which time it was abandoned and fell into complete disrepair. The stately stone shell of a winery was purchased in 1979 by Gil Nickel. Tropical and stone fruit aromas with complex spice and oak notes. On the palate apple, melon and citrus flavors, creamy, with toasty oak, fig and honey tones. Lingering finish ending with vibrant acidity & mineral character. Consistent. Nice!

One of CA's oldest wineries, Far Niente, founded in 1885 by world traveler John Benson. The winery flourished until Prohibition, at which time it was abandoned and fell into complete disrepair. The stately stone shell of a winery was purchased in 1979 by Gil Nickel. Tropical and stone fruit aromas with complex spice and oak notes. On the palate apple, melon and citrus flavors, creamy, with toasty oak, fig and honey tones. Lingering finish ending with vibrant acidity & mineral character. Consistent. Nice!

9.3

Jack Thompson

Honey, bruised apple and pear on the nose. Wonderfully balanced palate.

Honey, bruised apple and pear on the nose. Wonderfully balanced palate.

8.9

Shay A Delectable Pro

Enjoyable tasting event with Far Niente wines tonight. I've had a few Nickel & Nickel, but never any of Far Niente's own wines. This probably needs a bit more bottle age. I was somewhat underwhelmed. Knowing the name, I expected a certain experience that never arrived. Still, whether it be my preference in style or this needing more time, it was by no means terrible. Very light...no butter bomb here. More texture than I expected on the palate which was nice. Honey and breadcrumbs on the finish.

Enjoyable tasting event with Far Niente wines tonight. I've had a few Nickel & Nickel, but never any of Far Niente's own wines. This probably needs a bit more bottle age. I was somewhat underwhelmed. Knowing the name, I expected a certain experience that never arrived. Still, whether it be my preference in style or this needing more time, it was by no means terrible. Very light...no butter bomb here. More texture than I expected on the palate which was nice. Honey and breadcrumbs on the finish.

9.0

Whitney Bouck Delectable Pro

Always luscious!

Always luscious!

9.1

Vicky Chen Keke

Surprisingly good. Right amount of acidity and sweetness. Apricot nose

Surprisingly good. Right amount of acidity and sweetness. Apricot nose

9.0

Robert Evans Jr

Giants-Cowboys & JD’s Birthday

Giants-Cowboys & JD’s Birthday

9.3

Stephen Pierron

Great acidity and well balanced! Brings back memories of being at Far Niente this past May and proposing to my fiancé

Great acidity and well balanced! Brings back memories of being at Far Niente this past May and proposing to my fiancé

9.4

Manjiry Tamhane

2014 tasted softer than 2015. very citrus

2014 tasted softer than 2015. very citrus

8.9

Bill Schallert

Outstanding. Love their Chardonnay. It always ages well. Been buying this wine since their first vintage and never, ever, been disappointed.

Outstanding. Love their Chardonnay. It always ages well. Been buying this wine since their first vintage and never, ever, been disappointed.

9.2

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