Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage production: 375 cases
From the eastern hillside of Oakville, the Fait-Main Tierra Roja Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 represents the reawakening of a legendary Napa site, with owner Linda Neal giving Benoit exclusive access to this epic terroir. Look above and you’ll see Dalla Valle Vineyards; look down and there’s BOND St. Eden; crane your neck tot eh south, and Screaming Eagle and Tench Vineyard sit side-by-side. It’s Napa’s very own ‘Route des Grands Crus’. This is a stonkingly good wine and we expect high scores when the critics get their hands on a bottle, you’ll be getting this before them!
Four Corners Wine:
“This is a classical Cabernet from the very first aromatics, dripping with regal stature and poise. The notes of warm red earth could come from no other piece of Napa land, framed with wet clay, a bright floral lift, and a core of charcoal and pencil shavings, all wrapped within a broad spread of delicious fruit. The depth is astounding on the nose, as it is on the palate. At this early stage there’s an almost primal feel to the incredible ‘volcanic’ tannins, as it builds to a stacked mid-palate and fantastic finish. Layers of dark chocolate and preserved black fruit only hint at the complexity of the wine. Given a few years to settle down in the cellar, this is destined for greatness and explores the nuances of hillside and Valley floor in riveting fashion. What a debut for Fait-Main!” (Sep. 2023)