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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Far Niente Chardonnay 2012
Far Niente Chardonnay 2012
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $61.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 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:

This wine opens with delicate aromas of citrus blossom, honeydew melon, pear, flint and toasted almonds. The entry is silky with pear and citrus flavors. Refreshing acidity leads to a juicy finish, layered with toasted oak.
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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.