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Decanter Magazine Review
Nathan Fay's 1968 Cabernet from this plot lit the fire for Warren Winiarski's purchase of the adjoining land, which would go on to become Stag's Leap Wine Cellars. Then in 1986 Winiarski bought Fay Vineyard and immediately replanted, making 1990 the first vintage under Stag's Leap Wine Cellars' ownership. This fruit produces a beautiful, red-fruited and perfumed expression. Aromas of underbrush, cigar box and toffee meld into a dense but lifted, multi-layered palate with flavors of bramble, cassis and cigar smoke. About 2% of Cabernet Franc rounds out the blend. Drink now-2040.
Wine Tasting Notes
The FAY Cabernet Sauvignon has inviting aromas of ripe berries, figs, plums, candied cherries, strawberry preserves, and a touch of a jasmine perfume. The wine has a bright and lively entry and mid-palate, which is nicely-balanced with rich polished tannins and cherry pie aftertaste.
98.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5% Cabernet Franc