Faust

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.065 ratings
9.16 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
Charles Rivas

Layered aromas of black cherry, cocoa and spice that evolved into a pretty closed off and simple flavor profile. Still needs time to open up.

Layered aromas of black cherry, cocoa and spice that evolved into a pretty closed off and simple flavor profile. Still needs time to open up.

Jun 27th, 2019
LM Segal

Best Faust example I’ve tried, in a beautiful limited release magnum. Initially over-licoriced and tannic, it took only 15 min decant to sort out. Silky smooth, dark red fruit and drying tannins in a sleek package. Nice. The ‘15 (from a 750) was a notch better.

Best Faust example I’ve tried, in a beautiful limited release magnum. Initially over-licoriced and tannic, it took only 15 min decant to sort out. Silky smooth, dark red fruit and drying tannins in a sleek package. Nice. The ‘15 (from a 750) was a notch better.

Jan 13th, 2019
Shay A
9.3

After having the ‘16, I went back to my notes on the ‘15 and they mirror exactly what I was writing for the ‘16.

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. The ‘16 had a bit more complexity with added cedar/birch wood notes too.

The ‘15 and ‘16 are their best wines to date in my opinion, and wonderful values at around $45/bottle.

After having the ‘16, I went back to my notes on the ‘15 and they mirror exactly what I was writing for the ‘16.

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. The ‘16 had a bit more complexity with added cedar/birch wood notes too.

The ‘15 and ‘16 are their best wines to date in my opinion, and wonderful values at around $45/bottle.

2 people found it helpfulOct 31st, 2018
Corey Petersen

Very good for a 2016

Very good for a 2016

Jul 21st, 2019
Laith A

I’m not as high on this as the critics are.. this was ok but not great! It did open up after an hour of air! Was quit muted and hot initially but got a little better!

I’m not as high on this as the critics are.. this was ok but not great! It did open up after an hour of air! Was quit muted and hot initially but got a little better!

Jul 21st, 2019
Nick Mau

I really enjoyed this wine. Got better as it got more air. We went through 3 bottles at dinner with a great group.

I really enjoyed this wine. Got better as it got more air. We went through 3 bottles at dinner with a great group.

Jun 13th, 2019
Laz Ryan Lackner

Niccccccce

Niccccccce

Jun 8th, 2019
Hansal Patel

$99 at Fahrenheit, bold, spicy and fruit forward. Good wine 2.5x up Chg.

$99 at Fahrenheit, bold, spicy and fruit forward. Good wine 2.5x up Chg.

May 24th, 2019
Lanya Olmsted

my favorite again!!!

my favorite again!!!

May 21st, 2019
Neal Krishna Devaraj

Ok. Not dry enough and lacking complexity. At rays the steaks dc

Ok. Not dry enough and lacking complexity. At rays the steaks dc

May 8th, 2019