Favia

La Magdalena Napa Valley Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon

9.318 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
David L

11’ Magnum. This 11 delivered & then some. Possibly a 95 point wine.

11’ Magnum. This 11 delivered & then some. Possibly a 95 point wine.

Jun 17th, 2018
David L

11' Favia La Magdalena . This is a 50-50 blend of CF & CB. Deep Purple with crimson edges. Heavy sediment. Nose- Possibly the best part of this wine. Bursting of floral/perfume notes. Palate- It screams blackberries! Cedar, mint, worn leather, earthiness. Nice weight/ mouth feel. We decanted it for a hour (needed2). Medium + bodied. Even though it's a 50-50 blend, the cab Franc dominates the back part of the palate.

I do believe this needs time!! Yet another example of a well made 11.

I've said it before… a magician when it comes to CF blends.

Since I was unable to get any of the 2012(was promised & never received)...I'll look forward to opening the 13's in a few years. Hold.

11' Favia La Magdalena . This is a 50-50 blend of CF & CB. Deep Purple with crimson edges. Heavy sediment. Nose- Possibly the best part of this wine. Bursting of floral/perfume notes. Palate- It screams blackberries! Cedar, mint, worn leather, earthiness. Nice weight/ mouth feel. We decanted it for a hour (needed2). Medium + bodied. Even though it's a 50-50 blend, the cab Franc dominates the back part of the palate.

I do believe this needs time!! Yet another example of a well made 11.

I've said it before… a magician when it comes to CF blends.

Since I was unable to get any of the 2012(was promised & never received)...I'll look forward to opening the 13's in a few years. Hold.

May 14th, 2017
David L

11' Favia La Magdalena. Magician with CF Blends. Fantastic 11.

11' Favia La Magdalena. Magician with CF Blends. Fantastic 11.

Jan 8th, 2017
Ludovic Anacleto

Solid Wine. cab franc is dominant here with just a hint of greenness. Liquor like palate, it's quite thick and juicy. Should evolved beautifully with time, still a baby. #cabernetsauvignon #california

Solid Wine. cab franc is dominant here with just a hint of greenness. Liquor like palate, it's quite thick and juicy. Should evolved beautifully with time, still a baby. #cabernetsauvignon #california

Jul 10th, 2015
Edward Zimmerman

Annie and Andy rock

Annie and Andy rock

Jan 10th, 2015
Daniel Taub

At Lotus of Siam. Needed short decent but spot on

At Lotus of Siam. Needed short decent but spot on

May 24th, 2018
Eric Turiansky

Happy anniversary with a killer bottle

Happy anniversary with a killer bottle

Nov 2nd, 2017
Daniel Taub

Annie and Andy hit it out of the park on this one. Cab Franc defined. #napa

Annie and Andy hit it out of the park on this one. Cab Franc defined. #napa

Nov 16th, 2016
Daniel Taub

Happy Halloween. Candy-esque

Happy Halloween. Candy-esque

Nov 2nd, 2015
Bernardo Llaguno G.

I have to say this is a great discovery. I was not expecting this. Great wine and perfect to drink right now even though it is quite young. Lots of dark fruit well balanced. Nice color, great nose and even a better taste. Would recommend this for all types of wine drinkers.

I have to say this is a great discovery. I was not expecting this. Great wine and perfect to drink right now even though it is quite young. Lots of dark fruit well balanced. Nice color, great nose and even a better taste. Would recommend this for all types of wine drinkers.

Jun 17th, 2015