Faustini Wines

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2019 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 23 | Lot No. 180


Faustini Wines


Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

10 cases produced


  • Classically balanced wine presenting an elegant expression of the 2017 vintage
  • A distinct blend of Atlas Peak and Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec
  • Aging for approximately two years in hand-selected, new French oak barrels
  • Layered with complexity, opulence and strength representing the beauty of Napa Valley

Our unique Premiere Napa Valley wine is classically balanced presenting an elegant expression of the 2017 vintage. This muscular yet sophisticated wine exhibits a deep purple color along with an abundance of ripe black fruit upon entry. Layered and opulent with longevity in the finish.

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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Freedom Estate 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 22
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Vine Cliff Winery 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Memories 22
Pillar Rock Vineyard 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 14
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Signorello Estate 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Big Rock Cuvee 14
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Work Vineyard 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Napa Valley Reserve 14
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Signorello Estate 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Big Rock Cuvee 13
Spelletich Cellars 2008 Pinot Noir Napa Valley 13
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Dominari 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Promiscuus 12
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Palmaz Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Best of 40 Barrels - Los Olivos 12
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Sullivan Vineyards 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 11
Atlas Peak Vineyards 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 10
Robert Craig Winery Non-vintage Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Affinity 8
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Robert Pecota Winery 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Wedding Oak Block, Kara's Vineyard 8
Fife Vineyards 1999 Syrah Napa Valley Max's 5
Trinchero Winery 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Lewelling Vineyard 5
Viader Vineyards and Winery 2000 Syrah Napa Valley 5
Villa Mt. Eden 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Stagecoach Vineyard 5
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