Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, 2012 FAY
Origin: Fay Vineyard, Stag's Leap District, Napa Valley, California, U.S.A.
Varietal: 100% cabernet sauvignon
Aging: 21 months 85% new French oak
FAY vineyard remains one the great Napa Valley vineyards, producing fruit with an abundance of supple red and black berry character, voluptuous perfume and a luscious, fine-grained texture. When the various lots are blended and aged in French oak barrels, the resulting wine gives us the classic expression that is a hallmark of our estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, “an iron fist in a velvet glove.”
Elegant and inviting with a nose of violet, cinnamon, vanilla clove and boysenberry that brings to mind a slice of dark berry pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The wine has a silky, velvety texture from the fine tannins and rich fruit core that allows the wine to flow over the midpalate and merge with the signature bright red cherry notes of the vineyard. While not bold in character, the 2012 FAY has great persistence and length, promising long life. Enjoy this estate-grown Cabernet with pork saltimbocca, braised short-ribs or roast chicken with fried sage