Far Niente has achieved everything a winery sets out to accomplish between its Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel single vineyard bottlings. Wine Enthusiast recently called Nickel & Nickel “the leader of single vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet,” a statement which is hardly refutable.
Together, they represent the best of each vintage in Napa Valley, though at price tags that are understandably high. The regular cab will set you back $150– if you could ever get your hands on it, and the Nickel and Nickel single-vineyard wines will also now set you back three figures.
However, I’m most excited about the latest Cabernet project by team Far Niente – an unassuming offering called Post & Beam. From the same vineyard sources, winemaking facilities and winemakers of the famed Napa winery, the Post & Beam is a Cabernet Sauvignon that’s meant to be enjoyed in its youth.
Drawn from select younger parcels from their Oakville and Coombsville sites in their impressive vineyard collection, the 2018 Post & Beam features boisterous notes of juicy plum and dark cherry and blackberry fruit. Silky smooth tannins and impressive dark fruit make this an ideal Napa Valley Cab – especially when you consider the price.