Favia Cerro Sur Red Wine 2017
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
From a higher elevation north-facing site, the 2017 Cerro Sur is 73% Cabernet Franc and 27% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in 50% new French oak. It offers beautiful Cabernet Franc dark, chocolately fruit as well as plenty of tobacco, earth, forest floor, violets, and truffle aromas and flavors. Deep, rich, medium to full-bodied, and balanced, it's already approachable yet will benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age.
This offers up perfumed cassis, warm cherry preserve and smoldering red tea aromas and flavors, set against a backdrop of savory and iron accents. The long finish unfurls slowly, with a smoldering feel. Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2021 through 2032. 172 cases made.
The 2017 Cerro Sur is especially aromatic in this vintage. Cedar, sweet tobacco, mint and dried flowers really speak to Cabernet Franc. Soft and relatively easygoing, but with tons of both nuance and complexity, the 2017 is gorgeous. Just as it was last year, the 2017 is so pretty, but it is also quite refined. In this tasting, it is a wine of real beauty and finesse.