January, 2019 | Jeb Dunnuck | 94

2016 Favia Rompecabezas Red Wine, Amador County

More Bing cherry, pepper, decaying flowers, and ample meatiness emerge from the 2016 Rompecabezas, which is in the same realm as the 2015. Medium to full-bodied, rounded, and beautifully textured, it’s certainly proof positive that incredible wines can come from the terroir in Amador county and the Sierra Foothills. Drink it over the coming decade.
December, 2016 | Antonio Galloni | 91 Points

2014 Favia Rompecabezas Red Wine Amador

The 2014 Rompecabezas, Favia's Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre blend, shows the signatures of Amador County, but with all the elements amped up by two or three notches. This is an especially powerful, concentrated style.
February, 2011 | Wine Spectator | 95 Points

2009 Favia Rompecabezas Red Wine Amador

Gorgeous, with rich, layered fruit, subtle earth and spice nuances and excellent structure and balance. The flow of ripe dark berry, melted licorice and freshly turned earth weaves together in a seamless fashion,ending with a long, focused finish. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2022.
March, 2011 | Wine Spectator | 95 Points

2008 Favia Rompecabezas Red Wine Amador

Rich, layered and intense, offering finesse, polish and impeccable balance, with mineral, dried berry, sage, cedar and crème de cassis touches as the parts add up to a wonderfully complex and engaging wine that keeps providing more nuance and detail. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2020.
February, 2010 | Wine Spectator | 93 Points

2007 Favia Rompecabezas Red Wine Amador

Wonderfully pure, ripe, fleshy and grapey wild berry, black cherry and plummy berry flavors have an enticing spicy, peppery edge. Elegant, full-bodied, complex and layered, this is simply delicious to drink, with a long, persistent finish. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Drink now through 2015.