James Suckling 96
“Very floral with violets and roses, as well as sweet berries, cherries and some redcurrants. It’s round and refined with lovely berry character and fine tannins. So attractive now, but better in two or three years.”
Wine Advocate 95
“A barrel sample, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard has a deep garnet-purple color and vibrant scents of freshly crushed red and black currants, fresh black berries and wild blueberries plus hints of cardamom, lavender, black olives and fertile loam. The medium to full-bodied palate is chock-full of crunchy red, black and blue berry layers, supported by sturdy tannins and loads of freshness, finishing earthy.”
The 2018 Fay Cabernet Sauvignon offers fragrant aromas of boysenberry, cherry pie, cassis, sweet spice and a touch of gardenia. The wine has a velvety mouthfeel with a well-balanced structure supported by lush polished tannins and flavors of blackberry and blueberry.
Try pairing this estate-grown Cabernet with Thai peanut and shrimp salad, savory plum tart with goat cheese, or herb crusted lamb chops with creamy polenta.
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The story of Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is now legendary. Founded in 1970, the winery was thrust into the spotlight when a bottle of the 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stag's Leap Vineyard won the now-famous 1976 Paris Tasting, besting some of France's greatest wines. The historic tasting, which has become known as the Judgment of Paris, fundamentally transformed how California wines were viewed worldwide. And the stunning victory over renowned wines of Bordeaux launched Stag's Leap Wine Cellars into the ranks of the world's most noteworthy Cabernet Sauvignon producers. Over the years, the wines of Stag's Leap Wine Cellars have become some of the most highly regarded and collected wines worldwide.
The winery is also recognized for its Napa Valley Collection of wines including ARTEMIS Cabernet Sauvignon and KARIA Chardonnay. Estate fruit combines with grapes from other distinctive sites , adding layers of flavors and complexity. Together, they create wines that express the regional character of Napa Valley with the signature style of Stag's Leap Wine Cellars. It's an approach that results in wines of lush fruit balanced by extraordinary structure and elegance.