January 2020 | Jeb Dunnuck | 94

2018 Favia CARBONE Chardonnay Napa Valley

Coming from the old vines beside the estate and the first release for the cuvée, the 2018 Chardonnay Carbone was barrel fermented (no malolactic) and aged roughly 10 months in 20% new French oak. A Chablis-like nose of lemon curd, salted citrus, tart pineapple, and sappy white flower notes all just jump from the glass, and it's racy and vibrant on the palate, with more salinity, yet still packs plenty of richness and depth.
January 2020 | Jeb Dunnuck | 94

2017 Favia CARBONE Red Wine Napa Valley

The second wine of the estate that's from wines that didn't make the blend, the 2017 Carbone is 77% Cabernet Sauvignon and 23% Cabernet Franc that spent slightly less time in oak. It's a great introduction to the wines of this estate and offers loads of crème de cassis, tobacco, forest floor, lead pencil, and chocolate aromas and flavors. Rounded, supple, beautifully textured, and with ripe tannins, it's a smoking good Cabernet Sauvignon that punches above its price point.
January 2020 | Antonio Galloni | 92

2018 Favia CARBONE Chardonnay Napa Valley

The 2018 Carbone Chardonnay is a gorgeous and compelling wine. Thirty years old vines yield a Chardonnay of real phenolic intensity and distinction, qualities that are further enhanced by the blocked malolactic fermentation. Lemon peel, mint and jasmine are some of the notes that pulse through this distinctive, totally beguiling Chardonnay from Favia.
February, 2020 | James Suckling | 94

2018 Favia CARBONE Chardonnay Napa Valley

Stones and sliced cooked apples with straw and green-melon undertones. Full-bodied, tight and chewy. Extremely dense, yet bright. No malo gives it the edge. Tastes like traditional Chablis. Yes. Drink or hold.
February, 2020 | James Suckling | 93

2017 Favia CARBONE Red Wine Napa Valley

Blueberries and slate with hints of cedar. Medium to full body, lightly rounded tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink or hold.