My Account
 
Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
sample imgsample image only

Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

While this item isn't currently available:
James Suckling 94
"This is firm and juicy yet generous and fruity at the same time. Has a plush and wild feel. Extremely savory. Flavorful finish. Drink now or hold."~JS

Wine Spectator 93
"Lush and inviting, with cassis, creamed plum and boysenberry puree flavors gliding through on a very polished structure, while anise, mocha and tobacco accents check in on the finish. A seductive style. Drink now through 2028."–JM

Wine Enthusiast 93
“Red Lush and inviting, with cassis, creamed plum ... read more
Item ID: #30556
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

Other Similar Items

Info

Item Description

James Suckling 94
"This is firm and juicy yet generous and fruity at the same time. Has a plush and wild feel. Extremely savory. Flavorful finish. Drink now or hold."~JS

Wine Spectator 93
"Lush and inviting, with cassis, creamed plum and boysenberry puree flavors gliding through on a very polished structure, while anise, mocha and tobacco accents check in on the finish. A seductive style. Drink now through 2028."–JM

Wine Enthusiast 93
“Red Lush and inviting, with cassis, creamed plum and boysenberry puree flavors gliding through on a very polished structure, while anise, mocha and tobacco accents check in on the finish. A seductive style. Drink now through 2028.”—J.M.

Robert Parker 92
“A beautiful core of ripe blackcurrants, blackberries and lavender with nuances of cedar chest ... Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a nice, firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and well-played freshness delivering a long, vibrant finish.”-RP

“The 2016 Faust Cabernet is a blend of their estate vineyards in Coombsville and Rutherford and mountain sourcing in Atlas Peak, Mount Veeder, and Howell Mountain. Intense yet fresh with juicy blue and black notes. Notes of dark chocolate and dried herbs seduce the palate while silky tannins and lifting acidity leads to a layered and lingering finish.”-Winemaker’s Notes

“Damned to an eternity of doing what they love. At Faust, they seek to express the complexity of Cabernet Sauvignon and the diversity of the Napa Valley by sourcing from estate vineyards in Coombsville and Rutherford, as well as small lots from spectacular mountain AVAs such as Atlas Peak, Mount Veeder and Howell Mountain. Uniting these disparate regions allowed us to create a rich, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon that truly represents the soul of the grape.”-Winery Notes

Quintessa

View all from Quintessa
THE GREAT WINES OF THE WORLD consistently express the distinct qualities of the estates from which they come. In Napa, Quintessa is such a wine. To preserve the natural mosaic of the vineyard, each small plot is farmed, harvested and vinified individually so that the nuances of the land shine through. Afterward, the best components are brought together to create a wine of elegance and harmony.

Depending on the vintage, Quintessa may include some or all of the five varietals grown on the property: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carménère. The fruit is harvested early in the morning, then sorted and gravity-fed into oak, stainless steel or concrete tanks and vinified. Once fermentation and maceration are complete, the wine from each plot is aged separately for up to two years in French oak. After the final Quintessa blend is created, the wine is bottled and laid down for yet another year before release.

Questions

No questions posted yet about this item.

Reviews (2)

Helen

Lovely wine

"This is a big bold Cabernet that exhibits a multitude of characters upon the first sip. The hardiness translates to big chewy fruit, a delicate bouquet of herbs and fruit, and ends with a clean silky finish. There is a fine balance of acidity and tannins, and this wine could benefit from some cellar times, but can be drank now with a lot of pleasure."

Brendan

Excellent!!!!

"Great wine for the price. Definitely in my top 3 Cabs. Bold with an awesome finish."