2021 FAY Cabernet Sauvignon

2021 FAY Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

ABOUT FAY

The FAY vineyard is where the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars story began. Established by pioneering grape grower Nathan Fay in 1961, it was the first planting of Cabernet Sauvignon in what is now the Stags Leap District.

VINEYARDS & WINEMAKING

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. The grapes were mainly sourced from Blocks 4, 6, 3, 5C, 8A, 8B, 1 and 10A, which combined, give the wine its classic red-fruit tones and aromatic top notes and structure.

VINTAGE

The second consecutive year of very dry conditions during winter and spring, coupled with challenging weather during bloom, resulted in a reduction in yield and more variability on the size of the clusters. A near perfect summer of classic Napa Valley weather – moderate temperatures during the day and cool sea breezes in the afternoon and evening – resulted in balanced structure. Early September saw a mini heat wave that pushed ripeness along, then a return to beautiful weather for the remainder of harvest. The 2021 vintage is one of the highest quality we’ve seen in the last decade.

TASTING NOTES

The 2021 FAY Estate Cabernet Sauvignon offers fragrant and generous aromas with notes of boysenberry, Bing cherries, strawberry preserves, a touch of spice, cookie dough, and subtle floral notes. This wine exhibits a youthful, vibrant mouthfeel with a savory coating and lasting finish. Tannins are silky and persistent with lasting berry notes.

FOOD PAIRINGS

Try pairing this estate-grown Cabernet with Maitake mushroom risotto, maple-glazed salmon or grilled buffalo burgers with caramelized onion & Havarti cheese.

Analysis
Blend
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging
21 months in 100% new French Oak
Alcohol
14.8%
TA
0.58 g/100ml
pH
3.67