Far Niente Chardonnay 2018, Napa Valley, California

“The noble Chardonnay grape was the first varietal cultivated and bottled by Far Niente in our modern era, beginning with the 1979 vintage. Today we remain true to our mission of making elegant Chardonnay with bright fruit, crisp acidity and a creaminess on the palate. The 2018 vintage opens with aromas of melon, sweet citrus and white blossom floral layered with notes of flint, yeast and sweetly toasted oak. A smooth and focused entry is followed by a silky midpalate with ripe flavors of honeydew and lemon, supported by just of touch of wet stone, yeast and toasted hazelnuts. The finish is long and structured with citrus rind and mouthwatering acid. Our Napa Valley Chardonnay is a blend of superlative Napa Valley vineyards, many of which are located in Coombsville, a cool growing region nestled in the rolling countryside and protected by the hills east of the city of Napa. We’ve been growing Chardonnay in this area for over 30 years and our first release was the 1979 vintage. Coombsville offers the characteristic climate of Carneros, with less wind, and deeper, well-drained gravelly loam and volcanic ash soils. The combination of these spectacular vineyards results in the subtle, tropical flavors and complex aromas that we have long associated with Far Niente Chardonnay.” – from the Winery

$64.99