At Far Niente, we are as passionate about the planet as we are our wines. Our commitment to sustainability is woven throughout our tapestry of soils, vines and grapes. Far Niente went solar in 2008, with our ground-breaking Floatovoltaic™ system — the world’s first floating, grid-connected solar installation. Along with our sister winery, Nickel & Nickel, we are solar powered, net-zero users of electricity who annually produce more energy than we consume.
From grape to glass, we ensure the utmost respect for our environment by minimizing our environmental impact and maximizing our roles as stewards of the land. For us, it’s just second nature.
We honor every season and every soil across our Napa Valley vineyards. From our production techniques to our daily business practices, we maintain our commitment to ethical winemaking. We feel an obligation to do our part through effective, sustainable measures.
Our storied history has created incredible moments, relationships, and even recipes.
"Sinewy, earthy and full of spice, this well-made wine is lush and sumptuous, with firm, focused tannins and integrated oak. Black cherry, cinnamon and nutmeg meld on the structured, full-bodied palate, with a graceful hint of dark chocolate on the finish. This will do well in the cellar; enjoy 2025–2030."
The 2018 Far Niente is sourced from vineyards in Oakville as well as Rutherford, Calistoga and Saint Helena and is composed of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon with the remaining parts Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. The wine itself begins with aromas of blackberries, cassis and dark cherries, tilled earth, spices, herbs and fresh cut florals. Palate is medium to full-bodied, refined and seamless, structured with gorgeous velvety tannins that make for a gorgeous mouthfeel. The core of red and dark fruits are framed by an iron mineral edge that persists through the finish. Overall, this is a beautiful bottle of Cabernet that is fantastic to approach now, but should also continue to evolve for quite some time.
The International Wine Review recently scored several of Nickel & Nickel's 2018 Cabernet Sauvignons. Read the reviews here.
Far Niente is known for its cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay, but its Dolce winery is devoted to producing one single late harvest wine. This type of wine is made from grapes picked a month or two after regular harvest, concentrating flavors and sweetness. The 2013 vintage is bursting with orange and caramel notes, along with gentle spice flavors and a soft minerality.