Classic Napa Valley black and red fruit in the nose; also aromas of vanilla and cedar. Dense and rich on the palate with abundant, concentrated fruit and a rich, luxurious finish.
In 2006, a cool, wet spring gave us a late start to the growing season. Summer was mostly cool with some heat spikes, ideal for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Harvest came a little late following some warm and cool spells in August and September, and moderate weather during harvest
allowed for fully ripe, intensely flavored fruit. At harvest, the grapes are double sorted and crushed at Quintessa, then cold macerated and fermented in oak and stainless steel tanks. Faust is aged for 18 months in 25% new and 75% once-used French oak.
There are not enough words of praise for Faust. I have turned many a friend onto this wine and cannot say enough about this "cousin" or distant related friend of Quintessa. This wine is big, bold, so very drinkable and just lovely. I haven't had anything but raves from friends - and I come back to it again and again even before higher priced or "rated" wines. This will be your new best friend ;).