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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Faust Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Faust Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 93883)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
The Wine News rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $42.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc

"The 2005 Faust delivers a Cabernet with precision and style - all of the aromatics, complexity and finesse that are the best of this vintage without giving up any power. A core of sweet, juicy black fruit, classic black cherry and blackberry flavors pick right up right on the palate where the aromas leave off."
- Charles Thomas & Aaron Pott, Winemakers

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About Faust:

Faust, the wine, celebrates a legend which has inspired many great minds, among them the German poet Goethe, from whose masterpiece we draw our inspiration. In Goethe's most famous work, the aging scholar Dr. Faust barters his soul in the afterlife in exchange for another chance at youth. He gets his chance, yet ultimately his soul is saved by love.

Faust is the epitome of the style that has made Napa Cabernet Sauvignon world renowned: bold and powerful, yet elegant and concentrated. Top Cabernet Sauvignon lots are selected from vineyards Agustin Huneeus owns in Rutherford, a Napa Valley appellation synonymous with the best of Napa Valley Cabernet, as well as the up and coming, soon to be named Tulocay viticultural area south of Atlas Peak.

Both vineyards are carefully tended to produce low yields and great concentration. The grapes are double sorted and crushed at Quintessa, one of the Napa Valley's most technologically sophisticated wineries, featuring gravity-flow design, oak fermentation and naturally cooled caves.