• Producer: Favia - read about the Estate
  • Winemaker: Andy Erickson
  • Region (AVA): Napa Valley (Coombsville)
  • Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vintage production: 454 cases
  • Winery location: Coombsville
  • Owners: Annie Favia Erickson & Andy Erickson
  • First vintage: 2013
  • Drinking window: 2024-2055

 

About The Wine

 

This is the third vintage of Favia’s standalone bottling of a Cabernet Sauvignon from Coombsville, the historic, however newly ascendant, appellation in the southeast corner of the Napa Valley.

 

Annie and Andy have been working with vineyards in this area for more than a decade and it is now 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 long, careful maceration on the skins adds to the roundness of the tannins, even given their breadth and structure.

 

Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville 2018

£187.00Price
  • "Starting with the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville, this 100% Cabernet comes from the southern, cooler end of the valley and was brought up in a mix of new and used French oak. Its dense purple color is followed by a gorgeous perfume of cassis, candied violets, toasted spices, tobacco, and lead pencil-like nuances. These carry to a full-bodied, concentrated 2018 that offers flawless balance, building, ripe, seamless tannins, and a great finish. Very much in the more elegant, streamlined style of the vintage, it will benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age and evolve for 20-30 years or more."

    97+ points, Jeb Dunnuck (Jan. 2021)