About Far Niente Estate 2020 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. Fermented 82% in barrel and 18% in tank with no malolactic fermentation. To assure proper development, the barrels are topped biweekly, allowing the wine to age gracefully on its yeast lees for 11 months in 53% new French oak. 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.
This 2020 richly aromatic with notes of white fig, and citrus blossom, this captivating Chardonnay slowly builds on the palate, progressing from silky notes of honeydew, nectarine, and lemon zest to a full finish supported by elegant, toasted oak. Crisp minerality and juicy acidity lift and support the generous fruit and provide the framework for graceful aging. This wine will continue to gain richness and complexity in the bottle and glass.