“The 2008 vintage brought cold spring temperatures and variable weather during bloom which led to a significantly reduced crop. Early and mid-summer temperatures stabilized and late summer heat pushed flavor development and ripening in the crop of small, concentrated berries.
“The 2007 vintage in Napa Valley was one of the best of the decade. A fairly cool spring and early summer allowed slow, even growth and naturally limited yields. Heat in late August and early September gave way to ideal ripening conditions as the grapes developed flavor and concentration.
“In 2006, a cool, wet spring gave us a late start to the growing season. Summer was mostly cool with some heat spikes, ideal for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Harvest came a little late following some warm and cool spells in August and September, and moderate weather during harvest allowed...
“Classic Napa Valley red and black fruit in the nose, also aromas of vanilla and toasted nuts. Dense and rich on the palate with abundant lip-smacking fruit and a supple, luxurious finish.” — Aaron Pott, Winemaker
“Classic Napa Valley red fruit in the nose, also aromas of crème brulee, orange and walnuts. Dense and rich with a tightly wound finish. Good weight, great length and firm tannins.” — Aaron Pott, Winemaker
“A dark and brooding wine that explodes in the glass with a shock of black fruit and exotic spice. The richly textured core presents complex fruit flavors in a broad mid-palate, with soft tannins that linger long after the dream ends.” — Aaron Pott, Winemaker
“Faust is the epitome of the style that has made Napa Cabernet Sauvignon world renowned: a burst of intense fruit in the nose, bold and powerful, yet smooth and concentrated. An ideally balanced wine leading to a long lingering finish." — Aaron Pott, Winemaker
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"The Pact showcases the remarkable Coombsivlle appellation in the eastern foothills south of Atlas Peak. It is Napa Valley's newest appellation and Faust's home vinyeard location. The marine breeze from nearby San Pablo Bay provides a cooler climate than Napa Valley's more northern appellations allowing for slow, even ripening and...
"The Lure showcases Napa Valley's legendary Stagecoach Vineyard, one of the most extreme terroirs in the region. With an elevation of 1,500 feet, the vines sit above the fog line in the valley's eastern mountains and soak up long days of sunshine. The rocky soils provide excellent drainage and the...