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2012 The Pact Vintage Notes

Vintage Information | 03-03-16 | Faust

“Ripe black cherry,cassis and blueberry combine with hints of red fruit,vanilla and sandalwood. The entry is supple and silky tannins inherent of Coombsville vineyard harmonize with prominent tannins of Rutherford, Atlas Peak andMt. Veeder. A decadent wine with supporting acidity, and a true expression of the benefits of the blend.” -...

2012 The Lure Vintage Notes

Vintage Information | 03-03-16 | Faust

"Red cherry, raspberry and blackberry with tobacco and cedar notes. Fleshy and layered with rolling tannins followed by a persistent finish.” - Charles Thomas, Winemaker

2012 The Lure Vintage Notes

Vintage Information | 03-03-16 | Faust

"Red cherry, raspberry and blackberry with tobacco and cedar notes. Fleshy and layered with rolling tannins followed by a persistent finish.” - Charles Thomas, Winemaker

2013 Vintage Notes

Vintage Information | 02-22-16 | Faust

"2013 growing season is described as an early, even and excellent vintage. A warm dry Spring brought early bud break with the exception of one heat spike in late June/early July. Temperatures were consistent resulting in notably healthy vines reflecting the quality Napa Valley is known for.

2012 Vintage Notes

Vintage Information | 01-07-15 | Faust

"2012 was an ideal vintage with bud break in early spring and perfect weather at bloom.  A classic Napa summer followed with warm days and cool nights, leading to a long even harvest with no pressure from rain for the Cabernet Sauvignon.  Extensive selective picking and sorting ensured that the...

2011 Vintage Notes

Vintage Information | 01-31-14 | Faust

"Like 2010, the 2011 vintage saw cool spring temperatures and moderate rainfall that pushed bud break, flowering, and fruit-set back two weeks.  The cooler temperatures continued into summer, making canopy management essential.  A warm September month allowed the grapes to ripen and mature.  However, this was followed by an early...

2010 Faust Video Tasting Notes

Vintage Information | 04-15-13 | Faust

Click here to view the 2010 Faust tasting notes featuring winemaker Charles Thomas

2009 Faust Video

Vintage Information | 06-04-12 | Faust

Click Here to view the 2009 Faust Video featuring Charles Thomas 

2010 Vintage Notes

Vintage Information | | Faust

"The 2010 vintage saw cool spring temperatures and moderate rainfall that pushed bud break, flowering and fruit-set back about two weeks.  Cooler temperatures continued into summer which made canopy management essential.  A late summer heat spike helped the small, concentrated berries advance on their quest for ripeness.  Extensive selective picking and...

2009 Vintage Notes

Vintage Information | | Faust

"The 2009 vintage brought moderate spring weather with alternating warm and cool days, which was very similar to the last few years.  Early and mid-summer temperatures were temperate with expected warm spells.  Late summer heat pushed flavor development and ripening in the crop of small, concentrated berries.