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When translated from an Italian phrase, ‘Far Niente’ romantically means ‘without a care’. We hope you recapture that essence as you take a behind-the-scenes peek at Far Niente and the fine Cabernet and Chardonnay we produce here in Oakville.

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Categores: Cabernet Wine Club, Dolce Napa Valley

We’ve finally begun bottling the 2010 Dolce!  After nearly two-and-a-half years of barrel aging (about 922 days, but who’s counting?) this vintage of Dolce is ready for the bottle. It’s been a long journey, but it’s not over yet.  This wine was harvested over several...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Cave Collection

Party like it’s 1999? Well, the 1999 vintage of Napa Valley Cabernet was actually one of several from the decade that was crowned the “vintage of the century.” Growing seasons, harvests, farming techniques and winemaking practices conspired to produce a bevy of great wines, and the 1999 was,...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Cave Collection

While a bottle of wine can be enjoyed in so many ways (I do love a glass of wine, a good book and some mellow music), my favorite way is to share it with friends. My husband and I recently opened a bottle of the...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Cave Collection

If you’ve been reading our posts about the Far Niente Cave Collection–our library of Napa Cabernet–you’ll notice that we’ve skipped a vintage. Our last post was about the 1996, and this month we’re writing about the 1998. This speaks perfectly to the nature of the Cave Collection. Although...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Chardonnay, Winemaking

Like the beautiful flowers in full bloom outside, our production crew is in full “bloom” inside the winery. We are moving swiftly from one project to another, taking care of each wine in our cellar. Last week we finished bottling our 2011 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon....

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Size Matters?

Categores: Dolce Napa Valley, Visit Far Niente, Winemaking

Excuse me, that’s a provocative title for a wine seminar! Earlier this month I had the pleasure of defending just that concept in the context of Dolce. Pebble Beach Food & Wine afforded the opportunity for me to share the 2001 Dolce from three bottle...

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