- Producer: Favia - read about the Estate
- Winemaker: Andy Erickson
- Region (AVA): Napa Valley (Coombsville)
- Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Vintage production: 343 cases
- Winery location: Coombsville
- Owners: Annie Favia Erickson & Andy Erickson
- First vintage: 2013
- Drinking window: 2024-2049
About The Wine
The fourth offering from Favia of a stand-alone bottling of Cabernet Sauvignon from Coombsville, this wine represents Annie and Andy's best expression of the historic, however newly ascendant, appellation in the southeast corner of the Napa Valley. They have been working with vineyards in this area for more than a nearly fifteen years and it is home to their winery. Its gravelly soils and proximity to San Pablo Bay combine to lend the wines an 'Old World', savoury quality, delivered at an impressive level of concentration and depth.
The 2016 vintage of the Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon possesses a remarkably pure Cabernet Sauvignon character, with notes of cassis, black tea, cocoa nibs, leather and bay laurel. The bright natural acidity, a hallmark of the appellation, bring life and energy to the flavor profile, along with black cherry, baking spices, coriander, and ripe tannins that leave a sweet, supple feeling on the finish. Dense and rich, this wine will continue to develop in the bottle for two decades or more.
Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville 2016
"Favia's 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville is wonderfully vivid and alive in the glass. Black cherry, plum, tobacco, leather, smoke, licorice and grilled herbs infuse this potent, savory Cabernet Sauvignon. Medium in body and yet full of bold flavors, the 2016 has so much to offer. Today it is deep, vivid and supremely balanced, with all of the character it showed from barrel."
96 points, Antonio Galloni (Dec. 2018)
"The deep purple-colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville has classic blue fruit as well as plenty of green herbs, sage, tobacco, and graphite aromas and flavors. It’s another structured, vibrant, focused wine that needs bottle age."
96 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Jan. 2019)
"Made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the very deep purple-black colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville bursts forth with exuberant black cherries, crushed blackcurrants and black raspberries with touches of violets, camphor, damp soil and mossy bark plus a waft of black tea. Full and generous, with a rock-solid construction, it has layer upon layer of black and red fruits and seamless freshness, finishing long and perfumed."
96 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown (The Wine Advocate, Dec. 2018)