- 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
"Drawing from the same vineyard blocks we’ve worked with for nearly fifteen years, we are honing our craft with each season, and we could not be closer to the wines than we are now, living above the barrel cellar. With a nod to the past, and with an eye toward continuing our story, we are incredibly happy to release the third vintage of CARBONE Red Wine, a wine that celebrates the history and promise of this property. Annie calls it our “farm wine,” which really means we’d be happy to share it at dinner, with friends and produce from the garden. No doubt it will bring joy to many a table.”
Andy Erickson, Winemaker