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Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2018 Far Niente Napa Valley Chardonnay

By Norm Bentley - | May 28, 2021

Norm Bentley, The North Georgia Wine Advisor. PHOTO PROVIDED

The North Georgia Wine Advisor



2018 Far Niente Napa Valley Chardonnay


The Chardonnay Queen and I celebrated our Wedding Anniversary last week at a fine Italian Steakhouse, where we feasted on Shellfish and Pasta, and in honor of the occasion, we splurged on a bottle of 2018 Far Niente Napa Valley Chardonnay. This is a favorite of ours going back a few decades, so it was a real treat!

This 2018 vintage was a little more delicate than some in the past, but a very good bottle indeed. The flavors are apple, melon, and a little lemon, with a finish highlighted by a mild toasty oak presence. There is no question that each sip begs for another. The alcohol content is 14.3%, and Norm’s score is 92.

The delicate nature of this complex, and most enjoyable Chardonnay would make it the perfect companion for Shrimp Scampi and Fettuccini Alfredo!

Score: 92

Price: $50-$60