Our offering of pure Cabernet Sauvignon from Coombsville represents our best expression of the historic, however newly ascendant, appellation in the southeast corner of the Napa Valley. We have been working with vineyards in this area for more than fifteen years and it is home to our winery. Its gravelly, volcanic soils and proximity to San Pablo Bay combine to lend the wines an old-world quality, delivered at an impressive level of concentration and depth. Our latest release, from the 2018 vintage, shows the inherent potential of the appellation.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon 446 cases produced
You simply can’t make great wine without great grapes. Viticulturist Annie Favia learned this firsthand working for David Abreu for many years. Working with Abreu, she helped to plant Screaming Eagle. And of course this was after she studied winemaking with the likes of John Kongsgaard and Cathy Corison. Annie’s husband, Andy Erickson, is one of the most accomplished winemakers working in Napa right now. A valley resident since 1994, and a full time consultant since 2011, Erickson is currently leading the revitalization of Mayacamas Vineyards, and has worked for no less than Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Staglin, Dalla Valle, and Arietta. That’s about as good as an American winemaker’s resume can get. It’s hard to think of a more accomplished dream team working in the Valley right now. And they’re under one roof at their historic family home and cellar in Coombsville. Annie and Andy produce flawless, exquisitely crafted wines that are sold primarily to their mailing list and to restaurants.
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville is a blend mostly from Meteor. A stunning wine, the 2019 possesses off the charts richness and tremendous depth that just builds with time in the glass. Inky dark fruit, plum, spice, licorice,menthol and crushed berries saturate the palate. The 2019 is one of the very finest wines I have ever tasted from AndyErickson and Annie Favia. Don’t miss it.
International Wine Review
The 2019 Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon from Favia is an absolute knockout. It’s a majestic, towering wine, thatbursts open with aromas of ripe blueberries and black cherries woven together with mocha, loam, violets, licorice and sweet exotic spices that explode from the glass. It’s full-bodied, rich, layered and remarkably structured with big, polished tannins that generously coat the palate. It goes on to display remarkable depth and concentration with a dense core that is loaded with ripe dark fruits that resonate through the ultra-long finish. This is a big-time wine from Andy Erickson that is extremely alluring now but will require some time to settle down. Nonetheless a true beauty out of Coombsville.