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2012 Favia La Magdalena

2012 Favia La Magdalena

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml

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Tasting Notes:

Juicy and layered up front, this gains fruit complexity, with a medley of blackberry, wild berry, plum and black cherry flavors. Despite the initial power, this eases into a more refined, elegant posture, revealing hints of tobacco and gravel. Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2028. 153 cases made.

Tasting Notes:

The 2012 La Magdalena is the Favia/Erickson equal-part blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a dense ruby/purple color and 100-point aromatics that are compelling and addictive. The inky bluish/purple color is followed by intense floral aromas mixed with pure blueberry, raspberry and blackcurrants. Surely there’s plenty of new oak used in the upbringing of this wine, but you’d never know it the way this wine tastes. It is full-bodied and opulent, like Chanel’s newest haute-couture creation. This is a flawless, perfect effort that proves their mastery of this craft of winemaking. The finish goes on for a good 40-45 seconds.

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Some one hundred and fifty years ago, the Carbone family, believed to be the earliest Italian immigrants to the Napa Valley, chose to settle. Natives of Genoa, they planted the first commercial vegetable gardens in Contra Costa and Napa counties. In 1870, they purchased 125 acres in Coombsville, which would eventually become the Antonio Carbone Wine Cellar and Italian Garden. Here the Carbones produced wine, sold before Prohibition at a rate of “3 or 4 carloads a month.” Their Italianate stone cellar and residence, constructed in 1886, continues to stand today – prepared again to be a family home and winery. It is here that Annie Favia and Andy Erickson have chosen to set up shop.The two began Favia Wines in 2003, amidst myriad responsibilities at Napa’s most lauded wineries and vineyards. After tutelage in the cellars of John Kongsgaard and Cathy Corison, Annie dedicated nearly a dozen years to hands in hallowed soils as a viticulturist under David Abreu. Andy, meanwhile, can draw a map of the valley using his résumé as a legend. To start, his voice has echoed in the cellars of Screaming Eagle, Ovid, and Dalla Valle. Their commitment to Coombsville, however, began first with a family home more than a decade ago. In alignment with biodynamic principles, they devoted much of their first property to the production of food: fruit trees, vegetables, honey, eggs. And, finally, Annie planted an acre of dry-farmed Sauvignon Blanc – a vineyard of her own. But Favia Wines was still without a home.