2011 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon

Product was provided for free however the review is my honest opinion.

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Sight
Deep color depth and a nice ruby color.

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Smell
The aroma intensity was moderate even after swirling my glass.  The development was young-fruity and there was not a specific dominant aroma.  I detected cocoa, spice, ripe dark fruit.

Taste
The Cabernet Sauvignon was dry, full-bodied, and the acidity was lively.  The tannins were medium and slightly astringent, and I had rich mid-palate flavors with a long soft finish while tasting the wine.

abv: 14.2%

How much: $55.00 per bottle on the Faustwine.com website.

Appellation/Region: Napa Valley

Wine composition:  78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 3% Petite Verdot, 1% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc.

Aging: 19 months in 100% French oak, 30% new.

I honestly think they should have called the wine a Red Blend.  I realize that Cabernet Sauvignon is a big thing and that people search for it but a Red Bordeaux blend would be more fitting.

We paired the Cabernet Sauvignon with our dinner and both Chris and I agreed that the wine was better with food.  I did save a glass for the next day and it held up well.  I recommend decanting this wine prior to drinking it so the aromas and flavors open up.

I rated the 2011 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon three glasses.

Life is too short to drink crappy wine!

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