About Post and Beam by Far Niente 2019 Chardonnay
Inspired by the hand-hewn, enduringly crafted structures that have stood for centuries as a quintessential part of wine country landscape, Post & Beam is endowed with the knowledge and experience of Far Niente. And that expertise, those four decades of winemaking at the highest possible level, has enabled them to create a wine with the purity and style of Post & Beam.
Sourced from prime vineyards in the coolest parts of Napa Valley including Far Niente's Coombsville estate vineyard. 2019 was a superb vintage for Chard. Summer came on slowly, with warm, moderate weather. Veraison started in late July followed by a month of steady ripening that was punctuated by a short heat spike in mid-August. Harvest began just after Labor Day, with all of the Chardonnay coming into the winery possessing balanced ripeness and fresh acidity.
As with its big brother this wine is partially barrel fermented adding richness and body. No malolactic is induced so the wine retains the bright acidic freshness that makes it mouthwatering and an ideal match for food.
It shows alluring perfume of mango and fresh gardenia with whispers of candied citrus rind and spices. There's a round, full palate layered with fresh citrus and stone fruit flavors. Bright acidity provides structure and a mouthwatering juiciness. The finish has a captivating briny minerality that will make it a delight with fish, oysters and seafood.