Dr. Faust in the epic German opera signs his soul to the devil for access to all of the worldly pleasures and knowledge he desires. The rich, lush, hedonistic style of the 2016 Faust Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon does its namesake proud. Coming from a variety of sites across Napa Valley in the spectacular 2016 vintage, Faust delivers dark fruit, lavender and cedar box to go with rich tannin and a long finish. This wine will drink right now or even ten years from now!
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is blended of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller portions of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, aged for 19 months in 30% new French oak. The core of the fruit comes from the Coombsville estate blended with some mountain and valley floor fruit from elsewhere. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it offers a beautiful core of ripe blackcurrants, blackberries and lavender with nuances of cedar chest, pencil lead and camphor plus a waft of tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a nice, firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and well-played freshness delivering a long, vibrant finish