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Favia

Cream of the Coombsville Crop

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Coombsville
Release Date September 2020
  • A selection of Cabernet Sauvignon from three of the most compelling vineyards in the Coombsville nested appellation

  • Aged for 20 months in new French oak and bottled without fining or filtration

  • An ageworthy expression of this rising star appellation, from the soon-to-be renowned 2018 vintage


Andy Erickson

Andy Erickson, Winemaker

As a winemaker, my goal is to highlight the character of each of the unique vineyard sites with which I work, whether at my clients' estate vineyards, or the vineyards that produce our own Favia wines. Experiences gained from a summer in France during university, and many subsequent trips to winegrowing regions in Europe, have fueled my enthusiasm for the concept of "terroir" as well as for wines made from special places. While I am fortunate enough to travel and work with wineries in other parts of the world, I feel incredibly lucky to call Napa Valley my home, and am constantly marveled by the diversity of soils and microclimates in this small but diverse valley.
Country Born
USA
Winery Experience
20-30 years
Education
Tufts University, UC Davis

I have lived and worked in the Napa Valley since 1994. Since then I have worked hard to produce wines that truly represent the great terroir from which they come. My efforts have led me from early assignments at Spottswoode, Harlan Estate and Staglin Family Vineyard, to Screaming Eagle, Ovid, Dalla Valle, and Mayacamas, among others. I met Annie shortly after arriving in Napa Valley, and we connected immediately through a shared passion for where we lived, what we did, and what we could do. We love growing things, creating, building, cooking, fermenting, preserving, and of course the results of all that activity. Growing grapes and making wine has become the center of our daily work lives, bringing us to many incredible places and helping us forge great and meaningful friendships. With our wine business, what started literally as a garage project has since bloomed into something sustainable, attracting a small but formidable team that has further strengthened our ability to grow and improve. Though our development continues, I'm happy it still feels like a family business, just with a growing family.

Annie Favia

Annie Favia, Winemaker

Nature's balance is delicate and nuanced, and every action we take sets off a chain reaction. I try to be mindful in my approach to viticulture in order to make decisions that are truly holistic.
Country Born
USA
Winery Experience
15-20 years
Education
BA in French Literature and Art History, George Washington University, 1993
AS in Viticulture, Napa College, 1995
Honors / Awards
Being the lucky mother of 2 daughters and working with Mother Nature.

I came Napa in 1993 to work with wine. When I was introduced the vineyard, everything shifted and growing plants, mainly grapes, became my life’s focus.