2009 Far Niente Chardonnay "Estate"
Winery: Far Niente
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate"
Wine Category: Chardonnay
Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Napa Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 27,900
KWG Score: 92 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)
Review date: December 26, 2011
Wine Review: This light yellow colored Chardonnay is delicious. It opens with a mild lemon bouquet with a hint of oak and apple. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and elegant. The flavor profile is a gentle lemon with nice integrated apple and vanilla oak. The finish is dry and its flavors stick around for quite some time. This impressive Chardonnay would pair perfectly with Emeril’s crab cakes with a creole tartar sauce. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: The 2009 Far Niente Chardonnay offers aromas of Meyer lemon, honeysuckle and melon layered with toasted hazelnut and nutmeg. The entry is oily, long and silky with clean, bright acidity and fresh, tropical fruit flavors supported by sweet toasted oak.
Organic status: not organic
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