$149.99 x 6
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$100.00 and over
Cabernet & Cabernet Blends
Red Table Wine
The Coombsville AVA is Napa Valley’s southernmost growing region for Cabernet Sauvignon, and Faust’s estate was among its first vineyards planted in 1998. Nestled into the rocky ruins of an ancient caldera, volcanic soils and marine breezes from the nearby San Pablo Bay combine to offer polish and structure alongside consistent Napa ripeness. It is a special corner of Napa that allows them to fully express the land as they continue to pursue their craft of perfecting a modern classic.
‘The Pact’ is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the highest-elevation blocks of their Coombsville vineyard, and harvest lots are treated as separate, small-batch parcels in the cellar.
It opens with fresh aromas of black cherries, black currants and blue fruits with graphite, tobacco, star anise and cocoa powder notes rounding out the finish. ‘The Pact’ is defined by minerality and purity, and its fine-grained tannins and natural acidity ensures that it will last for decades.
“Red currants and black currants 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.”
96 points, James Suckling, March 2022