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


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


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. 


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. 


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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