• Producer: Favia - read about the Estate
  • Winemaker: Andy Erickson
  • Region (AVA): Napa Valley (Napa Valley)
  • Blend: 80% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vintage production: 340 cases
  • Winery location: Coombsville
  • Owners: Annie Favia Erickson & Andy Erickson
  • First vintage: 2003
  • Drinking window: 2023-2046


About The Wine


The fruit for Favia’s Cerro Sur comes from a breathtaking, mountaintop block of Cabernet Franc planted nearly 40 years ago on the famed Rancho Chimiles, high in the Vaca Mountains.


Having produced this wine for more than a decade, Annie and Andy can confidently say that this is truly a wine from a very special terroir. The vines consistently produce wines of power, energy, balance and complexity.


A long maceration on the skins, minimal racking, barrel aging for 22 months in French oak, and bottling without filtration or fining, help to capture the many nuances of this special wine.


Favia Cerro Sur Red Wine 2018

  • "More meaty notes of red and black currants, mulled cherries, tobacco, roasted herbs, and chocolate emerge from the 2018 Cerro Sur, and this beauty brings full-bodied richness, plenty of mid-palate depth, and building tannins on the palate. This rich, meaty, expansive, beautifully textured 2018 has plenty of up-front appeal yet should benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and cruise for 15-20 years in cold cellars."

    97 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Jan. 2021)