Having spent time at both Opus One and Clos du Val, Winemaker Kian Tavakoli brings a wealth of knowledge in Napa Valley to the team at Faustini Wines. What lured him to this project was pretty obvious: the opportunity to make Cabernet Sauvignon in his own style from some of the most elite Cabernet vineyards in the world. Whether it be Beckstoffer Dr Crane in St. Helena, Galleron Road in Rutherford, Howell Mountain, or Coombsville Vineyard, each brings with it incredible prestige and uniqueness. For Kian, the choice was an easy one.
The ‘Playdate’ hails from both Coombsville and Rutherford, giving it distinct characteristics and a lot of drive. Deep ruby to the rim with excellent concentration, notes of Bing cherries, raspberry pie and hints of vanilla. On the palate, big wonderfully jammy fruit with young but impressive tannins and great length. The finish leaves notes of black cherry, and baked blueberry pie. Fantastic Napa value.