Faust

Liberation
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 174
Vintage

2013

Faust

Liberation

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • This is a 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon from selected blocks of our Coombsville vineyard
  • Created by winemaker Charles Thomas from hillside blocks with volcanic soils
  • Aged for 22 months in 100% French oak (50% new)
  • This hedonistic Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and round, with luscious fruit and a soft, supple finish

The legend of Faust tells the tale of a scholar struggling with the passing of his youth. In a quest to liberate himself from the limitations of the human condition – including the imminence of old age -- Dr. Faust sells his soul to the devil. Liberation captures the youth Faust was so desperate to obtain in a hedonistic, out of this world 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon. Created by winemaker Charles Thomas, who selected the most expressive blocks from the hillsides of our Coombsville vineyard for this Premiere offering, Liberation is a sinfully rich expression of Cabernet Sauvignon. And you don’t have to sell your soul to obtain it.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

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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