FAR NIENTE WINE ESTATES - SOLD OUT!

Seminar | 6:30 p.m. | Dinner | 7:30 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $225

Far Niente, located in Napa Valley, was founded in 1885 by John Benson, a forty-niner of the California gold rush and uncle of the famous American impressionist painter, Winslow Homer. In 1979, Gil Nickel purchased the winery. Today, almost 40 years later, Far Niente has expanded their offerings to include, not only their renowned chardonnay, cabernet and dolce, but also their EnRoute winery, which produces Russian River pinot noir. This will be a special event, featuring wines from partner, Larry Maguire. The evening will begin with a seminar focusing on their single-vineyard designated wine, Nickel & Nickel, cabernet.  Dinner will follow, focusing on Far Niente, EnRoute and their newest venture, Bella Union.

 

SOLD OUT!

 

SEMINAR WINE SELECTION

2012 Nickel & Nickel 'Quicksilver Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

2013 Nickel & Nickel 'Quicksilver Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

2014 Nickel & Nickel 'Quicksilver Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

 

2012 Nickel & Nickel 'John C. Sullenger' Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley

2013 Nickel & Nickel 'John C. Sullenger' Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley

2014 Nickel & Nickel 'John C. Sullenger' Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley

 

2012 Nickel & Nickel 'State Ranch' Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville, Napa Valley

2013 Nickel & Nickel 'State Ranch' Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville, Napa Valley

2014 Nickel & Nickel 'State Ranch' Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville, Napa Valley

 

DINNER MENU

Reception

2017 Far Niente Chardonnay, Napa Valley

 

First

2017 Far Niente Chardonnay, Napa Valley

 

Pan Seared Diver Sea Scallops

Pink Lemon Chardonnay Sauce, Crushed Hazelnuts, Snowflake Watercress

 

Second

2016 EnRoute 'Les Pommiers' Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

 

Yellowfin Carpaccio

Shaved Celery Root, Hearts on Fire Sorrel, Sweet Garlic Salad, Blackberry Pinot Gel

 

Third

2014 Nickel & Nickel 'Quicksilver Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

2015 Bella Union Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

 

Cardamom and Pepper Rubbed GrilledPineland Farms Sirloin

Spigarello Greens, Buttercup Squash Purée, South African Porcini

 

Fourth

2012 Dolce Late Harvest Wine, Napa Valley

 

Whipped Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

Griddled Brioche, Burnt Orange Caramel Apricot Sorbet