Favia Cerro Sur Red Wine 2017 750ml
SKU: 11277

Favia Cerro Sur Red Wine 2017

  • jd96+
  • ws95
  • v93


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The wine most reflective of our sense of place, from one of the most majestic sites to grow Cabernet Franc, our favorite variety. Planted nearly 40 years ago high in the eastern Vaca Mountains, this wine, more than any other, reminds us of home. Rancho Chimiles, the classic California ranch high in the mountains east of Coombsville, is the home of the Cabernet Franc at the core of our perennially impressive blended red wine, Cerro Sur. These mature vines, in this very special terroir, produce a wine of singular character, aromatic enthusiasm, and fresh, focused flavors.
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd96+

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.

January 31, 2020
Wine Spectator
  • ws95

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.

James Molesworth, November 15, 2020
  • v93

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.

Antonio Galloni, September 2020

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