The Faust Haus
This mysterious Victorian home up on a hill is known as The Faust Haus. Located in St. Helena, this former farmhouse and Prohibition Era cellar is an escape from the typical Napa Valley and offers visitors a look into the Faust way of life.
When the folks who run Faust Wines found the Napa Valley property which was to become their vineyard in Coombsville, it had never been planted before. Coombsville itself is a little bit off the beaten path. The newest certified AVA (American viticultural area) in the valley, it’s also the furthest south with a longer, cooler growing season.
The Pact is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, a grape which wasn’t supposed to be able to grow in the cooler climes of Coombsville. That extended growing season, plus the vineyard’s distinctive mineral-heavy volcanic soil, combine to give The Pact characteristics you don’t normally find in Napa Cabernets. Its color is more intense, its texture a little silkier, its acidity a little brighter. Add in a blue-black fruit profile and a pronounced minerality, and you’ve got a truly extraordinary wine, one to which James Suckling awarded 96 points to The Pact 2018.
The finish is incredibly longand seductive, priming the senses for a repeat encounter.
The 2018 bottling introduces itself with a generous bouquet of black cherry and black currant. On the palate you’ll find a plush texture and fresh acidity, with notes of dark fruit and graphite, along with tobacco, cinnamon, star anise and dark cocoa. The finish is incredibly long and seductive, priming the senses for a repeat encounter. The black bottle, with evocative artwork depicting the Flower of Pride and an hourglass that represents the sun and moon, is almost as gorgeous as the wine itself.
We have included what we believe to be the perfect vessel in which to enjoy The Pact, and we believe you’ll be as dazzled by it as we are.