April 2020 | J. D'Angelo | 97

2017 Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville Napa Valley

The 2017 Cerro Sur is utterly fascinating in this vintage. Composed of 69% Cabernet Franc and 31% Cabernet Sauvignon which was sourced from 40-year-old deep rooted vines located high in the mountains east of Coombsville. This instantly begins to impress as it bursts open with gorgeous aromatics of ripe black cherries and blackberries which are joined by tobacco, charcoal, minerals, graphite, licorice and fresh spring flowers. On the palate this possesses a gorgeous medium body that is impeccably structured with velvety, polished tannins that result in a wonderful finessed mouthfeel. This goes on to impress with its outstanding balance of beautifully pure rip fruit and gorgeous acidity, which give the wine incredible freshness and energy. It displays remarkable overall precision and focus leading up to the mouth-watering finish. This is an exceptional wine from Andy Erickson that is absolutely beautiful today but should also have a brilliant future ahead.
July 2019 | James Molesworth | 96

2017 Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville Napa Valley

This sneaks up on you due to the pure focus, with blueberry, açaí through on a rock-steady beat, flanked by apple wood and licorice lovely floral accent weaves through at the very end. Seriously long. Best from 2022 through 2038.
January 2020 | Jeb Dunnuck | 95+

2017 Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville Napa Valley

From the cooler southern end of the valley, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville offers a vibrant, pure style in its blue and black fruits, sappy herbs, sagebrush, lead pencil, and rocky minerality. It’s beautiful on the palate as well, with a tight, vibrant, concentrated style, good acidity, and a focused texture that opens up with time in the glass. Hide bottles for 4-5 years and it will keep for 20-25 years.
January 2020 | James Suckling | 95

2017 Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville Napa Valley

Intense graphite adds lots of lead-pencil character to the blackberries and blueberries. Full body and chewy tannins. Sandalwood and cedar come through, together with some dark chocolate, nutmeg and clove. Flavorful finish. Impressive for the vintage. Needs two or three years to come around. Best after 2022.
January 2020 | Antonio Galloni | 94+

2017 Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville Napa Valley

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville is understated, classy and super-polished. Graphite, black cherry, menthol, licorice and grilled herbs come together in a nuanced, beautifully expressive Cabernet that delivers the goods. A range of dark fruit, graphite, espresso, licorice, graphite, lavender and spice gradually reveal themselves, but the 2017 needs at least a few years in bottle to be at its best.
December, 2018 | Wine Advocate | 96

2016 Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville

Made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the very deep purple-black colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville bursts forth with exuberant black cherries, crushed blackcurrants and black raspberries with touches of violets, camphor, damp soil and mossy bark plus a waft of black tea. Full and generous, with a rock-solid construction, it has layer upon layer of black and red fruits and seamless freshness, finishing long and perfumed. 343 cases produced.
January, 2019 | Jeb Dunnuck | 96

2016 Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville

The deep purple-colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville has classic blue fruit as well as plenty of green herbs, sage, tobacco, and graphite aromas and flavors. It’s another structured, vibrant, focused wine that needs bottle age.
November, 2018 | Antonio Galloini | 93-96

2016 Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville is fascinating to taste next to the 2015, as it exudes the savoriness and structural profile that are both such signatures of the wines from this southern part of the Napa Valley. Powerful and explosive in the glass, the 2016 offers up an exciting mélange of lavender, plum, chocolate, sage and crushed rocks. Even with all of its size, the 2016 has tons of nuance and detail. I can't wait to taste this from bottle.
July, 2019 | James Molesworth | 95

2016 Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville

Ripe and vivid, with a stream of boysenberry, black currant and plum fruit racing along in lockstep, while anise, sage and singed tobacco notes fill in. The finish is underscored by graphite-edged grip, showing good latent energy. Powerful and pure. Best from 2021 through 2035.
January, 2019 | Jeb Dunnuck | 98+

2015 Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville

Another thrilling 2015 from winemaker Andy Erickson is the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville, which comes from vines not far from the estate. It has classic cool climate notes of blue fruits, violet, chocolate, and green tobacco. These all flow to a deep, concentrated, yet finesse-driven wine that has fine tannins, terrific mid-palate depth, and a huge finish. It shows the classic Coombsville complexity, purity, and freshness, and will keep for 2-3 decades.
December, 2017 | Antonio Galloni | 94

2015 Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville

Dark cherry, plum, mocha, licorice, spice and menthol infuse the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville. The radiant personality of the year comes through nicely in this sumptuous, accessible Cabernet Sauvignon. I expect the 2015 will offer its best drinking sooner rather than later. Today, it is forward, inviting and supremely delicious.
October, 2018 | Wine Advocate | 94+

2015 Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville

Deep purple-black in color, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville is scented of blackcurrants, black cherries and mulberries with touches of bay leaves, tilled soil and tree bark plus a hint of truffles. Medium to full-bodied and perfumed in the mouth, the black berry and fragrant earth layers are framed by grainy tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long.
December, 2016 | Antonio Galloni | 94 Points

2014 Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville

Favia's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville is just as compelling from bottle as it was from barrel. Powerful and intensely savory in the glass, the 2014 exudes power, with plenty of a good bit of supporting Coombsville structure. Dark red cherry, plum, iron, smoke and crushed rocks build into the intense, super-expressive finish. What a gorgeous wine this is.
October, 2015 | Antonio Galloni | 91 - 94 Points

2014 Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville is rich and dense to the point that the tannins are nearly buried by the sheer intensity of the fruit. This is a surprisingly dense wine for the vintage. Hints of iron and smoke add some complexity, but the 2014 is hard to fully read today.
December, 2015 | The Wine Advocate | 94 Points

2013 Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville Napa Valley

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon from the southeastern Napa AVA of Coombsville has a similar saturated ruby/purple color. It’s slightly more chunky with muscular blackberry and blueberry fruit, full body and a very structured, reserved, backward personality. This is a beauty, slightly bigger and more tannic than the other Favia offerings. Drink it over the next 25 years.
| Antonio Galloni, Vinous | 94-97 Points

2013 Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville Napa Valley

A towering, statuesque wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville shows just how profound this Napa Valley vintage is shaping up to be. Graphite, smoke, sage, and rosemary are some of the many notes that lift from the glass as this dark, dense wine shows off its considerable pedigree. Broad swaths of tannin lie in the background, giving the wine much of its energy and virile, imposing personality.