Faust

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.290 ratings
9.26 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
Top Notes For
LM Segal

Luscious, powerful cab that seems more inspired by Oz Shiraz than its Napa neighbours. Creamy cassis. Yummy. So fruitcentric unsure how this will age.

Luscious, powerful cab that seems more inspired by Oz Shiraz than its Napa neighbours. Creamy cassis. Yummy. So fruitcentric unsure how this will age.

1 person found it helpfulSep 21st, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

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!

1 person found it helpfulJul 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 🤔.

1 person found it helpfulMar 5th, 2018
Clive McNish

Good stuff. Purple in the glass with aromas of baked fruit, herbs and vanilla. Classic Californian Cabernet flavours of jam, winter spice and berry fruits. Lovely smooth finish with some soft tannins and great lingering flavour. We'd all love to buy Quintessa every weekend but you need a strong budget for that, this is made by the same family with a more approachable price tag, enjoy.

Good stuff. Purple in the glass with aromas of baked fruit, herbs and vanilla. Classic Californian Cabernet flavours of jam, winter spice and berry fruits. Lovely smooth finish with some soft tannins and great lingering flavour. We'd all love to buy Quintessa every weekend but you need a strong budget for that, this is made by the same family with a more approachable price tag, enjoy.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 12th, 2018
Jesse Baldwin

Always better out of the mag

Always better out of the mag

Dec 25th, 2019
Kilian Werner

Beautiful wine. Smooth. Fruity. Surprising Cabernet Sauvignon

Beautiful wine. Smooth. Fruity. Surprising Cabernet Sauvignon

Aug 14th, 2019
Karyn Walsh

Grapey. Alllmost too grapey, but really hits its mark after breathing. Pat was a fan!

Grapey. Alllmost too grapey, but really hits its mark after breathing. Pat was a fan!

Jul 23rd, 2019
Ncb
9.0

😋

😋

Mar 23rd, 2019
Jake Arnold

I like!

I like!

Feb 28th, 2019
Neal Ferry

Round 4; Outstanding

Round 4; Outstanding

Dec 26th, 2018