The 2018 vintage is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. The first vintage to say "Cabernet Sauvignon" on the label, it maintains the excitement and complexity of the previous offerings, with the Cabernet Franc striking a chord of richness, depth, and spice. The Cabernet Sauvignon brings a core of black fruits, cassis, structure and power. Overlaid are many layers aromatic and textural complexity—Asian spice, licorice, and dried white flowers. Sourced from our favorite vineyards in both Coombsville and Oakville, aged for sixteen months in French oak barrels, and bottled without fining and filtration, it is a fantastic introduction to Favia's style of wine.
Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Readers looking for a killer Cabernet that won’t break the bank should check out the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Carbone from Favia. This dense purple-hued beauty boasts classic cassis and blueberry-like fruit intermixed with lots of tobacco, lead pencil shavings, violets, and spring flower nuances. These carry to a medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, elegant Cabernet with a great mid-palate and the class to evolve for 10-15 years. It’s well worth seeking out.
- Jeb Dunnuck, 94 pts
The 2018 Carbone Cabernet Sauvignon is a bright, effusive wine. Sweet red berry fruit, mocha and a whole range of floral/savory aromatics burst from the glass. Medium in body and inviting, the 2018 drinks well now, but it also has the vibrancy to develop nicely in bottle. Carbone is the second wine of Favia.
- Vinous, 92 pts