Faust Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Recently, my wife and I celebrated our 31st Wedding Anniversary with a wonderful dinner at the beautiful restaurant NINE-TEN in La Jolla.  The food and service were fabulous.  And by coincidence or shear dumb luck we were there on a Wednesday which is their 50% off full or half bottles of wine night!  They have a very extensive wine menu with selections from France, Italy and North America. I selected the Faust 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa for pairing with our entrees, after a celebratory glass of French Champagne.

Faust, a Napa Valley wine from Oakville is a full-bodied wine with a lot of complexity.  A vibrant aroma loaded with jammy fruits like cherry and blackberry with hints of oak. The finish is medium with pleasant tannins and is extremely balanced and smooth on the pallet.  Being true to its Cab nature it pairs perfectly with meat.  This is a 2016 wine so you can put this down for a couple of years and it will only get better.  I give this wine 4 glasses now and probably 5 in a couple of years.  


About myredwineguys

My red wine guys, Jim and Rich, have been drinking and comparing red wines together for the last 10 years. We drink reds exclusively (except for champagne during New Year’s Eve celebration's or special occasions). In our search to find the best red wine for the buck, we are constantly buying and drinking a variety of reds. Frequently, we see many of our favorite reds increase in price (making them impractical to buy and consume with the dismal economy). This motivates us to try and compare lesser known reds from a variety of wineries. We are constantly telling our friends where to buy and save on these great reds. One weekend over a bottle of red wine (of course), we decided to share our recommendations with the world via a blog (with the support of our wives who really think this is another way for us to drink more red wine). We are going to be making road trips up the coast and sharing our opinions on some great California Reds. Jim is a retired Navy Senior Chief now working as a Navy Technical Rep. His world travels have given him the opportunity to taste wines on different continents. He finds himself often comparing them to his favorite region – Napa Valley’s Oakville/Rutherford districts that produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon's. Richard is a musician who grew up in Santa Maria with a family rich with red wine tradition. According to the family legends, his grandfather used to make wine out of grapefruit when grapes were not available. He grew up drinking and making wine with his father and other Italian families in the central coast, long before there were grape vines in the area. In fact, the reason his family located to California was to make wine! Thank you for visiting our site! We hope you enjoy a glass of exceptional red wine soon!
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