Quintessa & Faust Wine

A decade after the first release from his Quintessa estate, Agustin Huneeus felt the thrill and excitement of a new endeavor beckon.  The underlying premise for all of the wines he has ever produced has been that great wines must be a reflection of a great vineyard.  Faust is not. Instead, Faust is a tribute to Napa Valley’s noblest grape – full-bodied, decadently rich and unctuous Cabernet Sauvignon.  To express the complexity of the grape and diversity of the Napa Valley, Faust seeks Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Agustin’s family vineyards in Rutherford and Coombsville, a soon to emerge AVA in the eastern foothills south of Atlas Peak.  Agustin’s relationships with growers in other appellations, such as Yountville, Mount Veeder, St. Helena and Rutherford, round out the blend with small lots from these spectacular mountain and valley terroirs.  Faust also honors the legend of Dr. Faust, a scholar and respected man of society who was tempted by the devil to seek renewed passion and youth in exchange for his soul.  “Faust is indeed the fruit of renewed passion for Agustin, though Mephistopheles has not yet appeared to claim his soul.”