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.