2008 Estate Bottled Chardonnay

Far Niente - Napa Valley
Retail Price: $56.00

Notes from the Winemaker: The 2008 season started out with low winter rainfall, followed by a very dry and cold spring. Napa Valley saw the worst frost in 30 years, and as a result, crop yields were down 20 percent. However, our organic and sustainable farming practices helped to maintain vine balance. The summer months brought several heat spikes but some low cloud cover allowed for moderate ripening. A heat wave in late August kick started Chardonnay harvest into gear. September cooled off, making it possible for us to pick each vineyard and block at its peak of ripeness.

The 2008 Far Niente Chardonnay greets with aromas of ripe melon, fig and peach. A creamy and smooth entry leads to a rich midpalate, layered with ripe tropical fruit and toasted hazelnuts. The finish is long and mouthwatering with well-integrated toast and spice. Appellation: Napa Valley Harvest Dates: September 4 - October 6, 2008 Varietal: 100% Chardonnay Fermentation: 100% barrel; No ML Aging: 10 months sur lie in French oak (68% new, 32% once-used)

For optimal tasting, open this bottle one hour before serving, or decant.

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Far Niente Winery
Website: www.farniente.com Email: info@farniente.com
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