Faust

Le Démon de Midi
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2012 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 16 | Lot No. 197
Vintage

2010

Faust

Le Démon de Midi

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Le Démon de Midi. The legend of Faust tells the tale of a scholar struggling with the passing of his youth and the imminence of old age. It’s a tale of Le Démon de Midi – the Midlife Crisis. While Dr. Faust handles classic cliché by seducing a young woman and selling his soul to the devil, we propose something more civilized. We’ve captured youth in this bold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon blended by vintner Agustin Huneeus and winemaker Charles Thomas from the most expressive blocks of Faust Cabernet Sauvignon that vintage. The result is decadent—rich, velvety, intense and luxurious…almost sinful. The perfect antidote for your midlife crisis.


Aging Process

19 months, 100% French oak

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Charles Thomas

Winemaker, Faust

Winemaker, Charles Thomas

I began my winemaking career over 30 years ago. My first expereinces were installing vineyard irrigation systems throughout Napa and parts of Sonoma, operating presses and tending vineyards for Domaine Chandon, leading tours at Robert Mondavi Winery and buying the wines for the Sonoma Cheese Company.

In 1978, I joined Robert Mondavi Winery's production department moving through positions including barrel enologist, senior enologist and assistant winemaker. After gaining a thorough knowledge of every aspect of winemaking I was promoted to head winemaker. I assisted in the creation, execution and evolution of Opus One from 1979 through 1994.

In 1994, I moved to Jackson Family Farms where I worked closely with the rebuilding of Cardinale’s vineyards and winemaking techniques. From there, I joined Rudd in 2002 where I directed changes to both the winery and vineyards. I have beeen at Quintessa, leading the winemaking team, on the Quintessa, Faust and Illumination wines since 2007.

Country born: Thailand

Education: University of California, Berkeley

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
My philosophy in winemaking begins in the vineyard. The focus should be on the vineyard, then in the winery.,

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