- Producer: Favia - read about the Estate
- Winemaker: Andy Erickson
- Region (AVA): Napa Valley (Napa Valley)
- Blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc
- Vintage production: 827 cases
- Winery location: Coombsville
- Owners: Annie Favia Erickson & Andy Erickson
- First vintage: 2015
- Drinking window: 2019-2029
About The Wine
In the early days of Napa Valley viticulture, three brothers settled in what is now known as Coombsville. Antonio, Lorenzo, and Nicola Carbone were the first Italian immigrants to inhabit this quiet, rolling area east of the city of Napa, cultivating their first crops in 1872. They planted grapes on the hillsides, and on the farm around their homestead, they planted fruits and vegetables in abundance. By 1886, they had constructed at least one residence, as well as a stone cellar that still remains. The property became known as the Antonio Carbone Winery and Italian Gardens.
Annie and Andy consider themselves incredibly lucky to have painstakingly restored the old residences, winery, orchards and gardens, and now call this home for their family and for Favia Wines. Drawing from the same vineyard blocks they’ve worked with for nearly fifteen years, they are honing our craft with each season, and could not be closer to the wines than they are now, living above the barrel cellar.
With a nod to the past, and with an eye toward continuing their story, Favia are incredibly happy to release the second vintage of “Carbone,” a wine that celebrates the history and promise of this property. The 2017 vintage is a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc.
Favia Carbone Red Wine 2017
"The second wine of the estate that's from wines that didn't make the blend, the 2017 Carbone is 77% Cabernet Sauvignon and 23% Cabernet Franc that spent slightly less time in oak. It's a great introduction to the wines of this estate and offers loads of crème de cassis, tobacco, forest floor, lead pencil, and chocolate aromas and flavors. Rounded, supple, beautifully textured, and with ripe tannins, it's a smoking good Cabernet Sauvignon that punches above its price point."
94 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Jan. 2020)