“A man can stand anything except a succession of ordinary days.” – Faust (Goethe)
Faust, the wine, celebrates a legend which has inspired many great minds, among them the German poet Goethe. In his most famous work, the aging scholar Dr. Faust barters his soul in the afterlife in exchange for another chance at youth. He gets his chance, yet ultimately his soul is saved by love.
This wine is the fruit of renewed passion for Agustin Huneeus – though Mephistopheles has not yet appeared to claim his soul. The underlying premise for all the wines Huneeus has produced is that great wines must reflect great vineyards. Faust, however, is a tribute to Napa Valley’s noblest grape – full-bodied, decadently rich and unctuous Cabernet Sauvignon.
To express the complexity of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape and diversity of the Napa Valley, Faust seeks Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Agustin’s family vineyards in Rutherford and Coombsville, Napa Valley’s newest appellation located in the eastern foothills south of Atlas Peak. Agustin’s relationships with growers in other Napa Valley appellations, such as Yountville, Mount Veeder, Atlas Peak, St. Helena and Rutherford round out the wine with small lots from these spectacular mountain and valley terroirs.
Faust is crafted at the Quintessa winery in Rutherford, a facility equipped with state-of-the-art winemaking equipment.