2016 Faust 'The Pact' Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville, Napa Valley

$89.95
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It’s not too often we find a high-scoring, single vineyard Cabernet that’s been the top sources for Quintessa and Faust for under $100, but when we do, you will be one of the first to know. We just received a small allocation of this rare bottling called “The Pact,” a special single vineyard offering from Faust made from the very best barrels from their Coombsville Home Vineyard. Fans of Faust, Caldwell, Whetstone and Quintessa take note, this is a rarity you do not want to pass up on…and you don’t have to make a deal with the devil to drink the “good stuff.” You just need to have a friend in the wine business looking out for you.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
David Jelinek
Vintage:
2016
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Coombsville
SKU #:
1041232
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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James Suckling

This is very layered and beautiful with tannins that unfold horizontally and melt into the wine. So much subtle and complex currant and green-olive character with a hint of fresh tobacco. Drink or hold.

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Wine Advocate

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon The Pact is made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 19 months in 50% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple colored, it reveals bold red and black currants scents with touches of crushed rocks, new leather, fried herbs, rose hip tea and wood smoke plus a hint of incense. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers and rock-solid structure of firm, ripe, grainy tannins framing the muscular fruit, finishing very long and mineral laced.