91pts Wilfred Wong
The 2018 Post & Beam by Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon is spot-on as a fine, Napa Valley Cab. This wine offers aromas and flavors of black fruit, pencil lead, and oak. Enjoy with a juicy, grilled ribeye.
Pure, fresh plum, violet, and sage aromas lead to a round palate layered with ripe plum, dark berry, and blackcurrant flavors. Leather, cedar, and dried herb accents, along with whispers of vanilla and oak provide depth, while lithe acidity keeps the wine lifted, balanced, and bright. Supple tannins feel like suede-velvet and carry the elegant fruit and spice flavors into a finish that goes on and on. This debut vintage is pure finesse.