Faust

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.01615 ratings
9.089 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
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A classic Bordeaux style blend, (older vintages omitted Petit Verdot). Aged for 19 months in French Oak. Deep purple with Ruby edges, aromas of fresh berry fruits with cedar and spice. On the palate cherry, blackberry and blueberry fruit, with sweet and savory oak notes. Drinking well for a 2015, needs decanting. Tannins were smooth and firm, with flinty cacao on the long finish. Faust wines do not disappoint, even when young. Nice! AFav!

A classic Bordeaux style blend, (older vintages omitted Petit Verdot). Aged for 19 months in French Oak. Deep purple with Ruby edges, aromas of fresh berry fruits with cedar and spice. On the palate cherry, blackberry and blueberry fruit, with sweet and savory oak notes. Drinking well for a 2015, needs decanting. Tannins were smooth and firm, with flinty cacao on the long finish. Faust wines do not disappoint, even when young. Nice! AFav!

Jul 20th, 2018
Shay A
9.3

Color me impressed by this baby Quintessa. For a 2015, this was amazingly accessible. Personally, I think this is the best Faust vintage I’ve had to date. Nose was more floral than jammy, with violets, blackberries, nutmeg and some blueberries. Well balanced and approachable on the palate, with a nice black cherry/blueberry finish.

As a side note, there is a new label change starting with the 2015. Almost looks like a Darioush label 🤔.

Color me impressed by this baby Quintessa. For a 2015, this was amazingly accessible. Personally, I think this is the best Faust vintage I’ve had to date. Nose was more floral than jammy, with violets, blackberries, nutmeg and some blueberries. Well balanced and approachable on the palate, with a nice black cherry/blueberry finish.

As a side note, there is a new label change starting with the 2015. Almost looks like a Darioush label 🤔.

Mar 5th, 2018
Sommelara

Freaking good, if you have a ‘10 vintage. Open it now! Delicioso!!

Freaking good, if you have a ‘10 vintage. Open it now! Delicioso!!

Nov 2nd, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

Deep garnet red. Dark nose with layers of spices, cocoa, black cherries and dust. Medium tannins (6/10) and well integrated. Medium plus to full bodied with notes of anise, black currants, cinnamon and dark cocoa. Drinking very well right now. Drink till 2018.

Deep garnet red. Dark nose with layers of spices, cocoa, black cherries and dust. Medium tannins (6/10) and well integrated. Medium plus to full bodied with notes of anise, black currants, cinnamon and dark cocoa. Drinking very well right now. Drink till 2018.

Sep 26th, 2017
Jennafer Tuffner

Sometimes you need a Napa Cab, great vintage, aged nicely, could've waited another 10 years, wild berries, tobacco, black olive, 2005

Sometimes you need a Napa Cab, great vintage, aged nicely, could've waited another 10 years, wild berries, tobacco, black olive, 2005

Sep 13th, 2017
Stefan Dolhain

2014 vintage. Blend of valley floor (mostly Coombsville with Rutherford) and sourced fruit from mountain AVAs (Atlas Peak, Mount Veeder). Bold and powerful with juicy black fruits, slightly austere tannic structure and good length. Should age very well. Very good value for Napa standards.

2014 vintage. Blend of valley floor (mostly Coombsville with Rutherford) and sourced fruit from mountain AVAs (Atlas Peak, Mount Veeder). Bold and powerful with juicy black fruits, slightly austere tannic structure and good length. Should age very well. Very good value for Napa standards.

Jul 12th, 2017
Elizabeth Schneider

Another vintage of yawn. Great nose but a short finish, black fruit, lots of green pepper and black tea. The alcohol is a little out of balance too. If it were $20 it would be fine. But it's not.

Another vintage of yawn. Great nose but a short finish, black fruit, lots of green pepper and black tea. The alcohol is a little out of balance too. If it were $20 it would be fine. But it's not.

6 people found it helpfulNov 29th, 2014
Johnny Trujillo

Quick finish, lacks bold bouquet, too watery. Enjoyable but save for less unimpressive use

Quick finish, lacks bold bouquet, too watery. Enjoyable but save for less unimpressive use

5 people found it helpfulJun 29th, 2014
Craig Brown

Needs long lead time in decanter to open up. Once open, great dark fruit flavored with a note of cocoa on the long finish.

Needs long lead time in decanter to open up. Once open, great dark fruit flavored with a note of cocoa on the long finish.

3 people found it helpfulApr 18th, 2015
Melody Moore-Wagner

What?! 8.9??? Has everyone lost their mind?!
It's like someone scrubbed a suckling and roasted it all day in the sexy earth and then put tapenade on it.

What?! 8.9??? Has everyone lost their mind?!
It's like someone scrubbed a suckling and roasted it all day in the sexy earth and then put tapenade on it.

2 people found it helpfulNov 17th, 2016