FAUST WINES, SALVATION
NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA 2016
Agustin Huneeus, the Chilean proprietor behind cult Napa Valley wine Quintessa, is also the force behind Faust: originally created as a second label Cabernet Sauvignon that has developed its own loyal following over the past few vintages. With a wine career spanning more than 50 years, Huneeus and wife Valeria are committed to producing wines with varietal character that exemplify their respective regions and terroirs. Faust’s 2016 Salvation is the newest vintage of a limited-release red blend that has an immediate approachability that’s rare among Napa Valley reds with this structure and concentration. Any while many wines of this caliber easily command more than $100 a bottle, Salvation has a Concierge price below $60 to make the deal even sweeter.
Though Faust is primarily known for premium Cabernet Sauvignon, winemaker David Jelinek was struck by the quality of the Merlot and Syrah grown in Faust’s Coombsville estate vineyard. He recognized the potential of these grapes to create a memorable blend and from there the Salvation project was born. The 2016 sees 22 months in French oak, 30% of which is new, and is an equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (sourced from mountainside vineyards on Atlas Peak and Howell Mountain) and Merlot and Syrah from Faust’s Coombsville vineyard. Though the wine continues to build its reputation and acclaim, it remains a small passion project for the winery; only 755 cases were produced of the 2016 vintage.
Faust takes its name from a legendary German tale about a man who makes a pact with the Devil: in exchange for his soul, Faust will obtain unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. For one week only, we’re happy to offer this opulent “worldly pleasure” wine—bursting with flavors of baking spice, cocoa, and a juicy blackberry-cherry fruit profile—at a special Concierge price up to 20% off (no soul exchange required).
*Offer NOT valid in-store. Offer is made pre-arrival, with the wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in 8-12 Weeks. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in NY, TN and WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Sunday, September 15, 2019.