Wine Review: Fay Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Basic Information – Fay Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Producer – Stags Leap Cellars

Vintage – 2014

Region – California – Napa

Varietal – Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol – 14.5%

Pricing – $143.50

Appearance

This Fay Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 is clear and medium purple in color. 

Aroma/Nose

The nose is clean with a medium (+) intensity of aromas. The aromas consist of black fruits with blackberry, black currant and black cherry leading the way followed by tobacco. This wine is developing. 

Taste/Palate

This Fay Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 is dry with a medium acidity and medium (+) level of fine tannins. The wine is full bodied on the palate with a high intensity of flavors. The flavor profile consists of black fruits like blackberry with some tea like notes. There is a nice chocolate note as well followed by a long tobacco finish. This wine can be for drinking now, but suitable for further aging. 

Overall Experience 

This wine was very good. It had a nice lengthy finish, balance and complexity level, which led to a great drinking experience. I would recommend this one for you to try given the opportunity. 

Pairings 

Food – Beef, Lamb, Game

Cigar – Herrera Esteli Brazilian MaduroUndercrown Sun Grown Flying Pig

Publication Ratings

Wilfred Wong – 97pts. 

Robert Parker – 95pts.

Jeb Dunnuck 95pts. 

Decanter – 95pts. 

James Suckling – 94pts. 

Wine Enthusiast – 93pts. 

Winemakers Notes

The 2014 FAY Cabernet Sauvignon has a fragrant nose of ripe blackberry and raspberry along with notes of sweet fig, cinnamon, and violet. The palate is elegant with silky tannins and a core of rich fruit with a hint of crème brulee. The wine finishes with a lingering berry pie character.

Try pairing this estate grown Cabernet with prosciutto-wrapped pork tenderloin, roast chicken with fresh herbs, or hearty pasta.

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