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