2017 Faust Cabernet
The 2017 Faust Cabernet is a blend of our estate vineyards in Coombsville and Rutherford and mountain sourcing in Atlas Peak, Mount Veeder and Howell Mountain. Intense yet fresh with juicy blue and black notes. Notes of dark chocolate and dried herbs seduce the palate while silky tannins and lifting acidity leads to a layered and lingering finish.
Latest from this Immensely popular winemaker at an unbeatable price. The label was inspired by Christopher Marlowe’s Tragical History of Dr. Faustus (1587)!
82% Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with Merlot, Cab Franc and Petit Verdot
NAME2017 Faust Cabernet
VARIETALCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot
COUNTRY OF ORIGINUSA
REGIONNapa Valley, California
ABOUT THE WINERY
In 1998 the Huneeus family found this property, fell in love with it and saw the potential. A never-planted before, former dairy farm, the Lewis Dairy, in Coombsville had many of the distinct elements that are a signature of the Huneeus estates—beautiful creeks, native trees, teeming with wildlife, an island. The property embodies all the unique attributes of a world-class estate – diversity of soil, elevation, exposition and climate, all in one single estate. This was destined be the vineyard source for an exceptional wine.
At their estate vineyard in Coombsville, Napa’s newest AVA, grapes are challenged throughout a long, cool growing season.
Both the newest in Napa Valley and the furthest south, Coombsville benefits from ancient volcanic soils, marine breezes coming off the nearby San Pablo Bay, as well as a long and cool growing season due to its location in the valley.