Nickel & Nickel Truchard Vineyard Chardonnay 2020
Inviting citrus blossom and melon aromas entice the nose and open onto a palate filled with full flavors of pear, melon, and green apple. Creamy and silky on the palate, subtle toasted oak frames the wine while vibrant acidity lifts and carries the fruit into a finish that is mouthwatering and long. Nickel & Nickel from Far Niente.
| Far Niente Story
Their history was shaped by dreamers, doers, and artisans — all pursuing perfection in winemaking. Far Niente was founded in Oakville, California, in 1885 by John Benson, a forty-niner of the California gold rush and uncle of the famous American impressionist painter Winslow Homer. Benson hired architect Hamden McIntyre, and together they worked to create an exquisite oasis in western Oakville.
Far Niente prospered until the onset of Prohibition in 1919. The gates closed, but the magic never truly disappeared from the property. Gil Nickel bought and restored the winery and neighboring vineyard sixty years later. This three-year-long labor of love put the label back on the map — and the National Register of Historic Places. He preserved the Far Niente name — an Italian phrase that romantically translated means ‘without a care.’ Nickel hoped to recapture a bygone era when life was true without care.
To this day, Far Niente is consistently recognized as a benchmark producer of Napa Valley Chardonnay and Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Theirs is an unparalleled level of time-honored winemaking traditions. This has helped establish Far Niente as one of the world’s great wine estates.