Mother Nature deals the cards at Faust and the winemaking team plays them as they fall. In 2019, the deck was stacked in their favor and everything came up aces with weather so cooperative that they were able to pick individual blocks at exactly the right moment. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the highest-elevation blocks of the Coombsville Vineyard, this wine shows its hand with focus and purity. Alive with blue fruit, lavender and walnut, plus graphite, tobacco and cocoa power, this has the structure to evolve for decades. As James Suckling puts it “Exceptional.”
Redcurrants and blackcurrants with some violets and crushed earth. Full-bodied with round, creamy tannins. Fine, velvety tannins that are open and grounded. Firm and tight finish. Drinkable now, but better in 2024.