favia, cerro sur, napa valley 2013
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
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