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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Far Niente Chardonnay 2008
Far Niente Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 102826)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

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.
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About Far Niente:

One of California's oldest wineries, Far Niente was founded in 1885 by world traveler and entrepreneur, 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, as part of his quest to create a world class wine estate in the Napa Valley. During restoration, the original name, Far Niente, romantically translated to "without a care," was found carved in stone on the front of the building, where it remains to this day.