Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville
Husband and wife superstar duo Andy Erickson and Annie Favia are two of Napa Valley’s brightest stars—little wonder, given their backgrounds: Andy’s first winemaking job was at Newton, working with Chardonnay-producing legend John Kongsgaard, and then as Bob Levy’s assistant at Harlan, while Bond was being built. Later, he became the winemaker at Screaming Eagle, Ovid, Arietta, Dalla Valle, and, most recently, for Mayacamas. Annie’s viticultural work began with legendary grower David Abreu, where she had a hand in farming some of Napa’s greatest vineyards, like Ovid, Sloan, Bryant Family, Colgin, Harlan, Screaming Eagle, and Staglin.
2016 Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville....$174.99
Favia's 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville is wonderfully vivid and alive in the glass. Black cherry, plum, tobacco, leather, smoke, licorice and grilled herbs infuse this potent, savory Cabernet Sauvignon. Medium in body and yet full of bold flavors, the 2016 has so much to offer. Today it is deep, vivid and supremely balanced, with all of the character it showed from barrel.
Rated 96/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
Made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the very deep purple-black colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville bursts forth with exuberant black cherries, crushed blackcurrants and black raspberries with touches of violets, camphor, damp soil and mossy bark plus a waft of black tea. Full and generous, with a rock-solid construction, it has layer upon layer of black and red fruits and seamless freshness, finishing long and perfumed. 343 cases produced.
Rated 96/100 Wine Advocate
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 95/100 Wine Spectator