Faust The Pact 2019
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Coombsville|
A 100% varietal wine is from the producer's estate vineyard, one of first planted in the region. Earthy sage, blueberry and blackberry contrast against mineral-flecked notes of crushed rock, black olive, tobacco and sage. The tannins present as velvety and lengthy, with a concentrated density and finishing note of clove.
Leads with a bright savory edge, followed quickly by a wave of dark fig, blackberry and açaí berry flavors. Subtle alder and chaparral notes add nice lift through the finish. Best from 2023 through 2034. 2,500 cases made.
Scents of charred wood and scorched coffee mark the nose of Faust's 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon The Pact. Those elements are backed by notes of plum, cassis and blackberries. It's full-bodied and dark-fruited, but there's still a sense of freshness here, expressed in part as a vibrant, mouthwatering finish with soft tannins.