2018 Favia Cerro Sur

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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JD 97 JS 96 VN 96 WA 94 WS 94
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, January 2021

More meaty notes of red and black currants, mulled cherries, tobacco, roasted herbs, and chocolate emerge from the 2018 Cerro Sur, and this beauty brings full-bodied richness, plenty of mid-palate depth, and building...
JS 96

jamessuckling.com, October 2021

Fascinating aromas of plums, sweet tobacco and iron follow through to a full body with density and agility that give this young red energy and brightness. Chewy tannins, yet they are polished and lightly dusty. Flavorful...
VN 96

Vinous, January 2021

A brooding wine, the 2018 Cerro Sur is decidedly dark and potent in feel. Blackberry jam, grilled herbs, licorice and cloves all add to its inward, virile personality. I imagine the 2018 will be superb in another few...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2023

A blend of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cerro Sur Red Wine matured in 50% new French oak. Floral and herbal on the nose, it boasts impressively intricate detail, accenting gentle cherry notes...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, October 2021

Dense cassis and plum purée notes drive through, inlaid with a dark tobacco note and flashes of iron. Ample grip from the start, with everything knitting wonderfully through the lush finish, where a kiss of mocha lands...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.8%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2018 Favia Cerro Sur, a captivating red wine from the prestigious North Coast region of California, USA. This proprietary blend showcases the artistry and expertise of Favia, a renowned producer known for their dedication to crafting exceptional wines. With its alluring image, the wine immediately invites you on a journey of sensory exploration.

In the glass, the Favia Cerro Sur displays a deep, garnet-red hue that hints at its richness and depth. On the nose, a symphony of aromas unfolds, captivating the senses with notes of ripe plums, sweet tobacco, and an intriguing hint of iron. These fascinating scents pave the way for a full-bodied experience that seamlessly blends density and agility.

Upon the first sip, the wine reveals its true character. The density on the palate is accompanied by a remarkable energy and brightness, showcasing the wine's youthful vitality. The chewy tannins, while present, are remarkably polished and lightly dusty, adding a pleasing texture to the overall mouthfeel. The flavor profile is abundant and satisfying, leaving a lasting impression on the senses.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling was enamored by this wine, awarding it an impressive score of 96. He described it as having a flavorful finish and recommended waiting three to four years before indulging in its delights. Similarly, Jeb Dunnuck bestowed a score of 97, praising the wine's meaty notes of red and black currants, mulled cherries, and roasted herbs. Dunnuck suggested aging the Favia Cerro Sur for 2-4 years to fully appreciate its richness and complexity.

Vinous also recognized the wine's potential, awarding it a score of 96. They described it as a brooding wine, dark and potent in feel, with notes of blackberry jam, grilled herbs, licorice, and cloves. The reviewer predicted that the wine would continue to evolve beautifully with additional cellaring.

Wine Spectator, with a score of 94, noted the dense cassis and plum purée notes, complemented by a dark tobacco note and hints of iron. The wine's ample grip and lush finish left a lasting impression, making it a rock-solid offering.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate celebrated the Favia Cerro Sur for its intricate detail and fine expression of Cabernet Franc. With a score of 94, they highlighted its floral and herbal nose, medium to full-bodied palate, silky texture, and balanced elegance. The wine's notes of cocoa powder and mocha added further complexity and allure.

With its exceptional reviews and impressive scores, the 2018 Favia Cerro Sur is a wine that demands attention. This red blend, crafted with precision and care, promises a remarkable journey for those who appreciate the finest wines. Whether enjoyed now or aged for a few more years, this wine is sure to captivate and delight wine enthusiasts around the world.