Auction 28 | Lot No. 111
5 cases produced
- The fruit for this wine comes from our favorite blocks in the historic Martin Stelling Vineyard
- The vineyard features some of the most beautiful, gravelly loam soil in Napa Valley
- These soils produce a wine with bright fruit and supple tannins with beautiful structure
- Aging in 75% new French oak barrels for 20 months
Nestled in the heart of Oakville, Far Niente has served as a benchmark Napa Valley estate with a history dating back to 1885. Crafting world class wines from Napa Valley’s prime appellations, our iconic Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon showcase a distinctive house style. Experience the pleasure of our exceptional wines at our enchanting 19th-century estate or delight in the elegant belle epoque label at your own table; Far Niente remains devoted to excellence, delivering its signature style vintage after vintage. The 2022 growing season proved to be remarkably consistent, and fortunately for us, our meticulous farming practices ensured our readiness for the unexpected September heat spike. Favorable fall temperatures allowed the grapes to achieve full ripeness. This vintage promises to evolve into an exquisite wine that will captivate wine enthusiasts and collectors for years to come.
Winemaker, Far Niente
A graduate of the Viticulture and Enology program at The University of California at Davis, Nicole Marchesi honed her skills in Sonoma and New Zealand before coming to Far Niente as an enologist in 2005. She was soon promoted to assistant winemaker, and 4 years later became the fourth winemaker in Far Niente's 30-year history. During her tenure, Marchesi has gained a deep understanding of our estate vineyards, working with the sites and individual blocks to bring forth the discrete character of each. Ultimately, Marchesi strives to create wines of elegance and depth that capture both place and vintage, while staying true to the Far Niente house style.
Country born: United States of America
Education: A graduate of the Viticulture and Enology program at The University of California at Davis, Nicole Marchesi honed her skills in Sonoma and New Zealand
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
Marchesi strives to create wines of elegance and depth that capture both place and vintage
Far Niente is distributed in the following markets. Please contact the winery directly for the most up-to-date distribution information and to explore commercial opportunities.
Far Niente Contact: George MacDonald
- California ( Far Niente )