Far Niente Cave Collection
About the Cave Collection
The Far Niente Cave Collection suits the desire to drink beautifully aged wines without the wait. Each January, we release a limited selection of vintages from our library. These rare wines are available until the year’s allocation is sold out. Some disappear in a matter of weeks, while others remain longer.
We began the Cave Collection in the late 1980s so enthusiasts could experience our older vintages alongside our newest releases. With each vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, we set aside a small percentage of the bottles, finish them with a distinctive, black-banded Cave Collection capsule and place them in a specially branded, six-bottle wooden box.
The Cave Collection allows one to enjoy an aged wine or revisit a favorite vintage without having to endure years of patient waiting. Best of all, buyers may acquire with confidence knowing the provenance of the wines.
Cave Collection Chardonnay
Far Niente Chardonnay is one of the few Napa Valley Chardonnays that benefit with extended age, becoming even more inviting with time.
Made with an absence of malolactic fermentation—which retains the grape’s natural acidity—Far Niente Chardonnay’s delightfully forward fruit and bright acidity in youth gently evolve with time to a sophisticated, creamy and rich palate profile. Depending on the bottle size and with proper cellaring, Far Niente Chardonnay can be enjoyed for 5-to-10 years beyond the vintage date, and longer.
Our Chardonnay is available on an extremely limited basis through the Cave Collection. Read more about our current Far Niente Cave Collection offerings.
in the Cave Collection
We invite you to learn more about the wines currently available in our Cave Collection.
One of the great pleasures of Far Niente Cabernet is the ability to enjoy favorite vintages from the Cave Collection.
Our goal is to keep a 10-year vertical of our Cave Collection Cabernets on hand each year, yet the wines last only until the year’s supply sells out. As the wines age carefully in ideal conditions, they evolve from the exuberance of youth to sophisticated, layered, deeply fruited vintages, revealing wines that are superb for marking a special occasion or complementing a fine meal.
A limited allocation of Cave Collection Cabernets are released from our cellars annually. Learn more about this year’s offering.
The Cave Club is one of our select wine club offerings. Designed for the true Cabernet enthusiast, members receive one case of our current release of Far Niente Estate Bottled Cabernet, and a six-bottle vertical collection of our Cave Collection Cabernet. This club is currently at capacity, but if you would like to join the waiting list, please contact the winery at (707) 302-3635 or click here.