favia, cerro sur, napa valley 2013
VINOUS
95
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
98

2013 favia, cerro sur, napa valley

Why We're Buying

Favia Cerro Sur is an homage to the great wines of Bordeaux. The red blend contains 82% cabernet franc and 18% cabernet sauvignon for a final product that's well-structured, jammy, dense, and focused. Give Favia Cerro Sur 15 years in the cellar for it to reach its maximum potential.

Critics Scores

VINOUS
95

Vinous

The 2013 Cerro Sur is deep, powerful and explosive. Black cherry, smoke, mocha and licorice are some of the notes that are fused together in Favia's Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Ample and generous on the palate, the 2013 is going to need at least a few years to settle down, as the tannins are imposing today. Dark red and black-fleshed fruit, iron, smoke and graphite add nuance on the tense, salivating finish. Cerro Sur is 84% Cabernet Franc from Rancho Chimiles and 16% Cabernet Sauvignon from Meteor.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
98

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The other proprietary red wine Favia is known for is the 2013 Proprietary Red Cerro Sur. What a gorgeous effort with layers of concentrated black cherry and blackcurrant fruit and blueberries are present in this full-bodied, opulent and voluptuously textured wine. Like its siblings, the impeccable purity and brilliant craftsmanship integrating tannin and acidity, new oak and alcohol into a high-fashion wine is obvious in this rich, potentially blockbuster and age-worthy wine