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Far Niente 2012 Chardonnay, Napa Valley
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  Far Niente 2012 Chardonnay, Napa Valley
Item Number:51 20 140 05
Regular Price:$69.95
Sale Price:$64.95 - 7% off!
Discounted Case Price:$719.40 - 8% off!
($59.95 per bottle)
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Far Niente 2012 Chardonnay, Napa Valley
Far Niente Chardonnay has earned its reputation as one of the great white wines worthy of aging. The grapes are hand picked from the various estate vineyards and then hand sorted at the winery. Shortly after starting fermentation in stainless tanks, the must is racked into a high percentage of new French oak barrels. To assure proper development, the barrels are topped biweekly, allowing our wine to age gracefully on its yeast lees for eight months. The winemaker evaluates each barrel for quality and style before it may be included in the blend. This wine is a classic Far Niente Chard, with a full, firm structure, lush roundness, intense fruit and spicy oak. Enjoy it now or let it continue to age and develop in your cellar for 5 or more years.

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Far Niente 2012 Chardonnay, Napa Valley
 
2.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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60%

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Always good

      By Jack the runner

      from cape may, nj

      About Me Connoisseur

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Balanced
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertaining
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about Far Niente 2012 Chardonnay, Napa Valley:

        this wine always comes through and is reliably good and is very well made

        • Gift:
        • No
        • Pairs Well With:
        • Poultry, Seafood

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Over Priced

        By Jonasty

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Connoisseur

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              Comments about Far Niente 2012 Chardonnay, Napa Valley:

              This wine is way over priced. You can find this same vintage for $49.95 at Wally Wine. This site is a joke and a rip off.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              28 years and still my favorite

              By Ian

              from Palm Springs,CA

              About Me Casual Drinker

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Balanced
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertaining
                • Gifts

                Comments about Far Niente 2012 Chardonnay, Napa Valley:

                I found this wine in or around 1983. I had just opened a new business and wanted to give a nice wine to some of my clients at Christmas. I believe a bottle was then, $18.00. I've continued to use this wine for entertaining guests, special clients and of course my own pleasure for the past 28 years. I highly recommend this wine, and hope you enjoy it as much as I have over the years.

                • Pairs Well With:
                • Poultry
                 
                2.0

                First time try and was very disappointed

                By John the golfer

                from Upland, CA

                About Me Connoisseur

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                  Cons

                  • Short Finish

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Far Niente 2012 Chardonnay, Napa Valley:

                    I was very disappointed with the finish, it was ok but it did not live up to the hype. For whatever reason I haven't been able to get around to trying Far Niente's Chardonnay. Just wasn't impressed.

                     
                    3.0

                    You don't always get what you pay for

                    By joma

                    from lake villa, il

                    About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Clean
                    • Clear

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Entertaining

                      Comments about Far Niente 2012 Chardonnay, Napa Valley:

                      a quality napa chardonnay although does not stand as tall compared to others as the price may suggest. Talbott and Cakebread match up well

                      • Pairs Well With:
                      • Seafood

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                        Asked on 2/20/2013 by Skip from Scottsdale,Az

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                          This wine is best served between 50-54 deg F.

                          Answered on 2/26/2013 by Josh from Wine Express
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