Today’s Quick Sip is the Faust Napa Valley 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon. The Faust label is the creation of Chilean born Agustin Huneeus, who has been in the wine industry his entire professional career; starting in 1960 as Chief Executive Officer of well-known Concha y Toro. Along with his wife Valerie, Agustin founded Quintessa in the Rutherford District of Napa Valley in 1990. Where Quintessa specializes in one single-vineyard, estate-grown Meritage blend each year; Faust is a tribute to Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruit for Faust is sourced from Augustin’s family vineyards in Rutherford and Coombsville, the valley’s newest appellation (est. 2011), as well as other sites in Yountville, Mount Veeeder, St. Helena, and Rutherford. The 2011 Faust endured a challenging growing season and is both approachable and satisfying. It is a very nice bottle of wine to enjoy over dinner with a table of friends. For further information and where you can find this Cabernet Sauvignon, please see my tasting notes below.
|Faust Napa Valley 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon|
|This bottle of wine would pair well with lamb chops.|