Post & Beam Chardonnay 2020
|California, Napa Valley, Carneros
|Post & Beam
An alluring perfume of mango and fresh gardenia with whispers of candied citrus rind and spices open onto a round, full palate layered with fresh citrus and stone fruit flavors. Bright acidity provides structure and a mouthwatering juiciness and the finish has a captivating briny minerality that will make it a delight with fish, oysters and seafood.
Subtle oak complexity, rich fruit flavors and a creamy texture add up to an outstanding wine. Aromas of toasted oak and vanilla lead to baked pears, golden apples and a twist of lemon in this nicely balanced, intricate offering.
Scents of stone fruit and crème brûlée appear on the nose of the 2022 Chardonnay Carneros from Post & Beam (Far Niente). Plump, well rounded and full-bodied in the mouth, it's a fine, if somewhat stereotypical Napa Chardonnay, generous and verging on slightly warm, with a rich, custardy feel and just enough acidity to retain a semblance of balance. Drink it over the next few years.