- Producer: Favia - read about the Estate
- Winemaker: Andy Erickson
- Region (AVA): Napa Valley (Oakville)
- Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Vintage production: 327 cases
- Winery location: Coombsville
- Owners: Annie Favia Erickson & Andy Erickson
- First vintage: 2013
- Drinking window: 2024-2049
About The Wine
Like its sister wine, La Magdalena, Favia's Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from select blocks at Oakville Ranch, high above the valley floor in the eastern hills of Oakville.
These red, iron rich soils produce wines of great stature and profound complexity, wines that have a signature and personality all their own. It is always a deep, structured, and complex wine – regal and statuesque.
The 2016 vintage of our Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon shows why the wines from this steep rocky hillside on the east side of the appellation are so celebrated. The wine is massively concentrated, dark and expressive. It has all of the greatest attributes of classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: density, energy, richness and length. It is deeply layered, with notes of cassis, dark chocolate, graphite and cured olive. The wine has tension, and is wound like a tightly coiled spring, ready to explode.
Organically grown grapes, controlled extraction, long barrel aging and bottling without fining or filtration, all add up to a wine that will continue to delight, today and for many years to come.
Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 2016
"The gem in the 2016s is undeniably the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville, which is all Cabernet Sauvignon from the Oakville Ranch vineyard located just above Dalla Valle. This monumental beauty boasts a deep inky color, a huge nose of crème de cassis, crushed rocks, lead pencil shavings, and obvious rocky minerality, full-bodied richness, and tannins and structure galore. It’s going to be a candidate for perfection in 5-7 years and will see its 30th birthday in fine form. It’s a brilliant, brilliant wine."
97 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Jan. 2019)