Faustini Wines

AVA IV
2021 Cabernet Sauvignon
Coombsville

2023 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction | Lot No. 42
Vintage

2021

Faustini Wines

AVA IV

Cabernet Sauvignon
Coombsville

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • AVA IV calls Coombsville its home, embracing all of the nested appellation’s complexity, elegance and diversity
  • Aging in French oak for 22 months, only one special cut makes it into AVA IV
  • Blended with grapes from Los Carneros, your wine balances beautiful concentration, vivid fruit and refined tannins
  • This sophisticated and layered wine is true to our philosophy—approachable now, but created to be enjoyed for years to come

Description

In putting this one-of-a-kind blend together, proprietors Michelle and Anthony Faustini and winemaker Kian Tavakoli combined the classic characteristics of two of the well-known nested appellations of Napa Valley. Each site adds a special element to craft a harmonious wine that highlights the inky, black fruit concentration from Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon and the vitality and vibrancy from Los Carneros Merlot. The 2021 vintage for Faustini Wines was smooth and balanced. As always, we remain committed to showcasing the best Napa Valley has to offer with Old World philosophies and progressive winemaking.


Kian Tavakoli

Winemaker, Faustini Wines

Winemaker, Kian Tavakoli

Winemaker Kian Tavakoli brings to Faustini Wines tremendous knowledge and experience having been part of two of Napa Valley’s most prestigious wineries: Opus One and Clos du Val.

Born in Iran to a Persian father and French mother, Kian’s family moved to Marin County (north of San Francisco) in 1981. Kian began his appreciation of wine at an early age as the son of restaurateurs.

A graduate of the University of California, Davis, Kian continued to develop his passion for wine, studying viticulture and genetics – both tremendous assets to his winemaking.

As the enologist for Opus One, Kian developed his ability to produce well-balanced, elegant wines. For nearly a decade at Clos du Val, Kian directed the winery’s Cabernet Sauvignon efforts, including their highly acclaimed Napa Valley Reserve bottling.

At Faustini Wines, Kian’s passion and pursuit of handcrafting ultra premium wines with a vineyard focus, is exactly what we are all about at Faustini Wines.

Country born: Iran

Education: UC Davis graduate in 1992, with a degree in Genetics/Viticulture Minor.
Spent 9 years at Clos Du Val where he was Associate Winemaker and eventually winemaker of their Cabernet program. Under the tutelage of Bernard Portet, he honed his skills in the craft of blending - creating focused, distinguished, and layered wines.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Honors / Awards:
Voted as a top 3 Napa winemaker the last two years, by the readers of Napa Life magazine.

Winemaking Philosophy:
Creating refined, structured and well balanced wines, expressing varietal characteristic, as well as a sense of place. I consider myself more of a guide to the grapes,. moving through the winemaking process, than anything else.

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