VINEYARDS

FAUST NAPA VALLEY VINEYARD SOURCING

“Cabernet Sauvignon needs to either work hard or have a view to be truly exceptional,” Jen Beloz, General Manager explains. “Grapes that work hard, build character and in turn become memorable.” At Faust we source from estate vineyards in Coombsville and Rutherford and mountainside vineyards in Atlas Peak, Mount Veeder and Howell Mountain. Scroll over the Napa Valley Appellation map to learn more about our sub-AVA vineyard sourcing.

COOMBSVILLE

Napa Valley Appellation

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Napa’s newest AVA, at our estate vineyard in Coombsville, grapes are challenged throughout a long, cool growing season.

Both the newest in Napa Valley and the furthest south, Coombsville benefits from ancient volcanic soils, marine breezes coming off the nearby San Pablo Bay, as well as a long and cool growing season due to its location in the valley.

Located just east of the town of Napa, close to the bay, Coombsville is a physically cooler region. In the early days, many thought it was too cold to grow cabernet there, considering it to be primarily chardonnay country, but some visionaries planted anyway. Besides being the latest-to-ripen vines in Napa, the soil profiles are very different given it’s closer to the Vaca Mountain range, so there is a lot of eroded volcanic soil, which means, lots of minerals in the soil.

In Napa Valley you get more red fruit, more spice. The tannins can be a bit more rustic. Down in Coombsville you get more intense color, a blue-black fruit profile. A brighter acidity and minerality in the wines. Coombsville is just very unique.

In 1998 the Huneeus family found this property, fell in love with it and saw the potential. A never-planted before, former dairy farm, the Lewis Dairy, in Coombsville had many of the distinct elements that are a signature of the Huneeus estates—beautiful creeks, native trees, teeming with wildlife, an island. The property embodies all the unique attributes of a world-class estate – diversity of soil, elevation, exposition and climate, all in one single estate.This was destined be the vineyard source for an exceptional wine

RUTHERFORD

Napa Valley Appellation

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Hillsides and well-draining soils put ample stress on these berries from this aclaimed appellation Rutherford.

Full-bodied and fruit forward with elegance and length. Unique and memorable with blackberry, exotic spice and earth.

ATLAS PEAK

Napa Valley Appellation

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High diurnal shifts, nutrient poor soils and elevation from Napa Valley's top mountian appellations. These berries have concentration and character.

A powerful flavor with red fruit and spice. Complex tannins round out the mouthfeel on this extraordinary wine.

MOUNT VEEDER

Napa Valley Appellation

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Located on the Mayacamas Mountain Range and some of the highest elevation vineyards, Mt Veeder provides well-draining, nutrient poor soils and a ton of concentration and character.

Bright cherry and blackberry, with notes of slate and finishing long and savory.

HOWELL MOUNTAIN

Napa Valley Appellation

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Dramatic swings in diurnal temperatures, volcanic soils and extreme elevations combine to create berries of distinction.

A powerful flavor with red fruit and spice. Complex tannins add structure to the mouthfeel.