THE PACT JOURNAL
LAST YEAR MARKED TEN YEARS since Coombsville became Napa Valley’s 16th and newest American Viticultural Area (AVA).
Last year marked ten years since Coombsville became Napa Valley’s 16th and newest American Viticultural Area (AVA). A decade since the industry recognized what winemakers here have known all along: that some of the finest wines in Napa Valley are made in its quiet southeastern corner, marked by rolling hills, volcanic soils and a climate chilled by the San Pablo Bay breezes .
There have long been visionaries who understood the potential of the region and took a risk on it. Agustin and Valeria Huneeus, believers since acquiring the oak-dotted parcel that would become Faust Vineyard, pushed imagination and science to their limit and found they were able to grow Cabernet Sauvignon in a cool region in a way that would retain varietal character, but still be defined by purity and balance.
Today, as tastes shift to wines that are “true to site,” freshness, acidity, purity and varietal character that mirror the characteristics of the land are exactly what we have always strived for in our blending. The Pact is our purest expression of the vineyard, and the 2019 vintage one of our most remarkable yet.
With this issue of The Pact Journal, we’re celebrating Coombsville’s ten-year anniversary as an AVA and our commitment to this fascinating appellation. We also celebrate the natural beauty of the land, the flourishing surroundings and the people who placed it on the map. After all, what would the character of our wines be without this journey?
Jen Beloz, Estate Director, Faust