Faust

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.0104 ratings
9.111 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
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
Roy Goble

Solid wine. Nothing special, but no true flaws.

Solid wine. Nothing special, but no true flaws.

1 person found it helpfulApr 21st, 2021
Ron R
9.2

Good, solid everyday quaffer.
Bold fruits, combine with rugged tannins. Let this unfurl for a while longer. Is this from Quintessa?

Good, solid everyday quaffer.
Bold fruits, combine with rugged tannins. Let this unfurl for a while longer. Is this from Quintessa?

1 person found it helpfulJan 28th, 2021
Rob Brobst III

Nice wine for the bucks. Their older vintages expressed more handcrafting....🤷🏽‍♂️

Nice wine for the bucks. Their older vintages expressed more handcrafting....🤷🏽‍♂️

1 person found it helpfulDec 24th, 2019
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.

1 person found it helpfulJun 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.

1 person found it helpfulJan 13th, 2019
Kimberly Hausman

Spicy nose, smooth, nice depth, good tannins.

Spicy nose, smooth, nice depth, good tannins.

Sep 24th, 2021
Deborah M

Nice bottle. In Vegas for Nationals (volleyball) and this was enjoyed during a fun night. Well liked by everyone. Classic style.

Nice bottle. In Vegas for Nationals (volleyball) and this was enjoyed during a fun night. Well liked by everyone. Classic style.

Jul 2nd, 2021
Jay Liddell

faustian reps

faustian reps

Sep 27th, 2020
Ashley Ready

Colorado in May 70 degrees steak dinner with grilled peaches

Colorado in May 70 degrees steak dinner with grilled peaches

May 24th, 2020