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Faust The Pact 2015 Cabernet SauvignonFaust The Pact 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
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Size: 750ml
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Napa Valley
Producer: Faust

WA 92 WE 93 W&S 92 JS 97


The 2015 Pact is a full-bodied, rich wine beginning with notes of dried savory herbs and freshly roasted coffee. Vibrant flavors of black cherry and red plum are balanced by spice notes of star anise, dark chocolate, cedar and slate. Plush tannins and a velvety soft texture lead to a complex and lingering finish.

In 1997, Agustin Huneeus purchased 110 acres in Southern Napa and planted Cabernet Sauvignon, over a decade before Coombsville became Napaís newest AVA (2011). This vineyard became the home for Faust and the core of Faustís style of Cabernet. Several distinctive blocks within the slopes of the eastern portion of the vineyard captivated the company with their intense, flavorful fruit. In 2007, the company decided to keep those blocks separate and bottle them into a limited release called The Pact. The Pact honors the Faustian contract with the devil.

Reviews:

"A barrel sample, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon The Pact features a deep garnet-purple color and youthful aromas of blueberries, crushed black cherries and blackcurrants with subtle notions of dried herbs, menthol and mocha. Full-bodied and bursting with black fruit flavor, it has a firm, chewy backbone and just enough freshness, finishing with lingering spicy notes." -Rated 92, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"From the exciting appellation that is Coombsville, this wine starts with beautiful aromas of violet and clove before opening up on the palate to a generous array of blackberry, plum and black pepper. Full bodied, it shows elegance and a sense of balance that holds up through a lengthy finish." -Rated 93, Wine Enthusiast

"Reflecting the relative cool of Coombsville, this takes its time to develop from spicy, rooty flavors toward floral notes and an open, more welcoming character. The wineís generosity comes forward with air, a dynamic play between fine red fruit above and earthy tannins underneath. Accessible now with time in a decanter, this is ready to greet anything meaty off the grill." -Rated 92, Wine and Spirits Magazine

"Fantastic blueberry and blackberry aromas. Black licorice and lead pencil. Graphite. Full body with very tight and focused tannins. A precise center palate that seduces with every sip. Love the walnuts, dark chocolate and dark fruit on the finish. Drink in 2020." -Rated 97, James Suckling