159 Ratings
Far Niente Winery Estate Bottled Chardonnay
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Wine Description

(From «nv» Vintage)

Aromas of Meyer lemon, toasted nuts and fig are supported by the underlying sweetness of honeysuckle. The entry is honeyed with ripe citrus, light melon and well-integrated nuttiness and a touch of mineral. A rich, full midpalate with balanced acidity draws out into a long finish. 

Winemaker's Notes

The Chardonnay is a classically structured wine that is both rich and velvety on the palate while displaying the typical intensity of fruit and spicy oak aromas that have become synonymous with Far Niente Chardonnay. The rich flavors of melon, fig and oak are intertwined with mineral and yeast notes will become increasingly full and complex with time. The 2000 Far Niente Chardonnay has excellent potential to age ten or more years.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Buyer
    (From 2007 Vintage) Aromas of melon, guava and ripe fig are layered with toasty spices that resemble hazelnut and clove. Upon entry, this wine is round and creamy on the palate brings forth a tropical minerality that balances a spicy, toasty finish.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/97
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (From 2004 Vintage) Medium yellow, gold in color with tinges of green, this wine features a lovely bouquet of ripe apple, lemon, fig, flowers and faint hints of vanilla. Full-bodied and richly textured, the palate open...
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator