2015 FAUST THE PACT 750MLRegion: United States
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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RATINGS: 92pts Wine Advocate
Agustin Huneeus seeks Cabernet Sauvignon from his family-owned vineyards in Rutherford and Coombsville, plus small lots from spectacular mountain and valley terroirs in Yountville, Mount Veeder, Atlas Peak and St. Helena.
The Pact is sourced from Coombsville in the eastern foothills south of Atlas Peak. It is Napa Valley's newest appellation and Faust's home vineyard location. The marine breeze from nearby San Pablo Bay provides a cooler climate than Napa Valley's more northern appellations allowing for slow, even ripening and an extended hang time which results in excellent structure, dark fruit character and layered complexity.
The Pact honors one of the most famous agreements in literature - the pivotal moment when Dr. Faust trades his soul to satisfy his mortal desire for the beautiful maiden, Margarete, and his quest for renewed passion and youth. It also speaks to Agustins belief in Coombsville and all that it has to offer - power, complexity and elegance.
TASTING NOTES: Robert Parker 92 points - The 2013 The Pact is Cabernet Sauvignon from primarily Coombsville and Rutherford, but some other small lots are in the blend, according to winemaker Charles Thomas, who has an impressive resume, having worked at Rudd Estate as well as Robert Mondavi. The wine ratchets up the levels of richness, displaying a deep purple color and notes of pen ink, creme de cassis and vanilla in a medium to full-bodied, impressive style. It is meant to be drunk now and over the next 15 or so years..Robert Parker, October/2015