Far Niente Winery

Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.2931 ratings
9.081 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Christanna Honer

If this were a song it'd be "Fat-Bottomed Girls". So bodacious yet complex and full of intrigue. Honeysuckle bush on fire. Beeswax and ripe honeydew palate. Always impressed by acidity backing up its giganticness.

If this were a song it'd be "Fat-Bottomed Girls". So bodacious yet complex and full of intrigue. Honeysuckle bush on fire. Beeswax and ripe honeydew palate. Always impressed by acidity backing up its giganticness.

10 people found it helpfulJan 21st, 2015
Tom Higgins

Owner/Winemaker Heart & Hands Wine Company

8.6

Roasted coconut, mascarpone, lemon curd and a touch of oak on the nose. Coconut and lemon continue on the palate with some tropical notes of banana. Good balance overall.

Roasted coconut, mascarpone, lemon curd and a touch of oak on the nose. Coconut and lemon continue on the palate with some tropical notes of banana. Good balance overall.

3 people found it helpfulNov 16th, 2014
Kayla Young

Butter and oak linger on the palate. Refreshing, yet savory.

Butter and oak linger on the palate. Refreshing, yet savory.

3 people found it helpfulNov 7th, 2014
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight's wine is brought to you by Far Niente 2012 Chardonnay. A very expressive nose with notes of banana, ripe orange, peach, nice honeydew melon and some vanilla. On the palate we get complex fruit, lemon zest, banana, pear, with medium acidity, good minerality and a smooth and buttery tasty texture. Then you get a clean and refreshing finish. Very nice Chardonnay and I only had to spend $36.97 on sale.

Tonight's wine is brought to you by Far Niente 2012 Chardonnay. A very expressive nose with notes of banana, ripe orange, peach, nice honeydew melon and some vanilla. On the palate we get complex fruit, lemon zest, banana, pear, with medium acidity, good minerality and a smooth and buttery tasty texture. Then you get a clean and refreshing finish. Very nice Chardonnay and I only had to spend $36.97 on sale.

2 people found it helpfulJan 4th, 2015
Tim Edwards

At the top for traditional Cali Chard........so balanced and still much room for age

At the top for traditional Cali Chard........so balanced and still much room for age

1 person found it helpfulOct 9th, 2014
Sheila Pellizzari

Full and oakey. Delicious.

Full and oakey. Delicious.

1 person found it helpfulAug 3rd, 2014
Neil Barham

I can remember hanging in the turret with Gil watching the cars on 12, back in the 80's

I can remember hanging in the turret with Gil watching the cars on 12, back in the 80's

1 person found it helpfulApr 7th, 2014
Kendall Chase

Smooth delicious buttery

Smooth delicious buttery

1 person found it helpfulMar 8th, 2014
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.4

Classic CA Chardonnay, enough richness, oak, body, but not over-ripe or over the top at all, apple/pear/peach chard flavors, no ML, great with fresh dungeness crab, sourdough bread, and salad!

Classic CA Chardonnay, enough richness, oak, body, but not over-ripe or over the top at all, apple/pear/peach chard flavors, no ML, great with fresh dungeness crab, sourdough bread, and salad!

1 person found it helpfulJan 7th, 2013
Alyse Thomas

Always my go too when I'm having crab stuffed salmon 😋

Always my go too when I'm having crab stuffed salmon 😋

Jun 29th, 2017