About Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Fay Vyd., Napa Valley
One of the great vineyards of Napa Valley, pioneer farmer Nathan Fay planted his vineyard way back in 1961. It was the first Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard planted in the Stags Leap District. Fay Vineyard Cabs have garnered tremendous praise and accolades over this half century including countless 90+ scores. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars purchased most of Fay's vineyard when the grower retired in 1986 and Fay Vineyard Cab continues to be one of their signature wines. This wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 100% new French oak barrels. Huge accolades all around including Antonio Galloni who scored it 95 points saying "Rich, ample and seductive, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Fay is impressive. Ripe, noble tannins, bright red-toned fruit and notable creaminess give the Fay its air of total sophistication. The 2013 vintage produced mostly huge, structured wines, but if there is one Cabernet I might be tempted to open a bit on the early side, the Fay might be it. Once again, the sheer gracefulness of Fay speaks with eloquence." and Robert Parker scored it 95 points saying "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Estate-Grown comes from a vineyard established by Nathan Fay in 1961. Beautiful blackcurrant, floral-infused fruit jumps from the glass of this dense ruby/purple wine. There are some loamy underpinnings of soil, but the wine is medium to full-bodied, beautifully fruited, with great texture, and terrific purity and personality. This is a serious and beautiful wine to drink over the next 20-25 years, if not longer."