Faust The Pact
The Pact 2019 lives up to Faust legend with beautiful dark blueberry and blackberry aromas over layers of crushed rock minerality, haunting forest notes and hints of violet. With the texture of velvet—luxuriously dense—the palate wraps that core of blue and back fruit with the barest edge of bright cherry spiced with star anise and savory dried tarragon. Silky tannins and generous ripe fruit linger through an endless, vibrant finish. There’s a long life ahead for this Cabernet.
James Suckling– Redcurrants and blackcurrants with some violets and crushed earth. Full-bodied with round, creamy tannins. Fine, velvety tannins that are open and grounded. Firm and tight finish. Drinkable now, but better in 2024.
Wine Spectator- Leads with a bright savory edge, followed quickly by a wave of dark fig, blackberry and açaí berry flavors. Subtle alder and chaparral notes add nice lift through the finish. Best from 2023
Robert Parker– Scents of charred wood and scorched coffee mark the nose of Faust’s 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon The Pact. Those elements are backed by notes of plum, cassis and blackberries. It’s full-bodied and dark-fruited, but there’s still a sense of freshness here, expressed in part as a vibrant, mouthwatering finish with soft tannins.
Region: Coombsville, Napa Valley
Country: United States