Faust The Pact 2016 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Faust The Pact 2016
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Faust The Pact 2016

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750ml
$89.99

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The Coombsville AVA is both the newest in Napa Valley and the furthest south. The region benefits from the 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. This extended ripening period gives The Pact its signature silkiness, unmistakable blue and black fruit and it pronounced acidity.  Carefully selected from the premier blocks of the Coombsville estate that sit on an elevated bench with volcanic soils underneath. The 2018 opens with fresh aromas of black cherries, black currants and blue fruits with graphite, tobacco, star anise and cocoa powder notes rounding the finish. The Pact is defined by minerality and purity, and its fine-grained tannins and natural acidity ensure that it will last for decades.

Winemaker David Jelinek has a degree in chemistry from the University of Nevada, and winemaking is both a lifelong career for him, and a limitless passion. “At some point I decided I didn’t want to spend all of my time in a lab,” he says. “So, thanks to a friend who gifted me a bottle of Bordeaux, I was exposed to the intricacies of winemaking. There is so much to know, and that’s what’s exciting about it.”  At Faust, David regularly introduces innovative and incredibly detailed methods in the growing, harvesting, and fermentation process, but his winemaking philosophy is simple. “We really strive to make sure our wine has a lot of purity, and a lot of character,” he explains. “Whether it’s a certain taste from your childhood or an amazing weekend you had on the coast with your family, we want to conjure up great memories. To me, it’s one of the most gratifying things about winemaking.”


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The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon The Pact is made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 19 months in 50% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple colored, it reveals bold red and black currants scents with touches of crushed rocks, new leather, fried herbs, rose hip tea and wood smoke plus a hint of incense. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers and rock-solid structure of firm, ripe, grainy tannins framing the muscular fruit, finishing very long and mineral laced.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, December 13, 2018

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