2021 Post & Beam Napa Valley Chardonnay
Post & Beam is the latest edition of new brands from the Far Niente Family of Wineries and Vineyards in Oakville, California, within the Napa Valley. It is “a name that pays tribute to the vintage barns that dot our rural countryside.” According to Andrew Delos, director of winemaking and winemaker Michael Accurso “the Post & Beam style focuses on the purity of fruit and fresh intensity. These are playful wines that revel in their juicy youth.” The Napa Valley Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon debuted in the Fall of 2019 at more approachable price points than most Napa Valley Cabernets. These seem to be younger siblings to the Far Niente wines.
This simplicity and elegance is what Far Niente is trying to attain with this wine. It has an easy drinking style with baked apple strudel, roasted nuts, cinnamon and honeycomb overtones. The ripe fruit is balanced with lightly toasted oak. This wine is exceptional on its own.
By Joe Dimaggio