2019 Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa Valley

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Like its sister wine, La Magdalena, our Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from select blocks at Oakville Ranch, high above the valley floor in the eastern hills of Oakville. These red, iron rich soils produce wines of great stature and profound complexity, wines that have a signature and personality all their own. It is always a deep, structured, and complex wine – regal and statuesque. The 2019 vintage is a modern take on this classic combination of varietal and appellation. The aim was to capture the density and complexity that comes with Cabernet Sauvignon grown in these climes, but with freshness, verve, and ageability. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon 359 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.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Andy Erickson
Napa Valley
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100% Cabernet Sauvignon
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750 ml Bottle

International Wine Review 

The 2019 Oakville Cabernet is another utterly brilliant wine from Favia. It immediately bursts open with tricking aromatics of ripe black berries and black currants, which are laced with graphite, florals, exotic spices and dustygravel nuances which all emerge beautifully from the glass. On the palate this possesses a gorgeous full body, that is impeccably structure and polished, with outstanding overall depth and focus. This continues to impress as it displays a remarkable combination of concentration and precision all the way through the long resonating finish. This is an absolutely stunning wine that is already extremely impressive today, however it will only become even more compelling as it evolves over the next two decades.



Another standout in this range, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville is a huge, potent wine. Bright acids and veins of tannin confer power to this brooding, sumptuous Cabernet from Oakville Ranch. Dark red purplish fruit, rose petal, spice, cedar and crushed rocks all lend vibrancy throughout. The 2019 has turned out beautifully.


James Suckling

Lots of lead pencil, blackberry, pine needle and some resin. Full-bodied, yet tight and focused, with tight, velvety tannins. Bitter chocolate and some toasted oak. Pepper, too


Wine Spectator

Pure and focused, with a beam of cassis, red cherry and damson plum driving through, flanked with violet and anise and supported by a sleek, iron-tinged spine. This has a great encore of fruit, with subtle mint and loam echoes at the very end. Best from 2023 through 2038.