The 2015 FAY Cabernet Sauvignon offers an inviting nose of ripe raspberry, boysenberry and black cherry fruit along with hints of cinnamon and lightly roasted coffee. The palate has a rich core of fruit and silky tannins that lead to a lingering berry pie and baking spice filled finish. Try pairing this estate-grown Cabernet with Swedish meatballs, chicken cacciatore or eggplant parmesan. 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. Almost three quarters of the Cabernet Sauvignon for the 2015 blend comes from blocks in the lower and middle sections of the FAY vineyard, which give the wine its classic red-fruit tones and aromatic top notes. The balance was sourced from the upper section (eastern blocks) of FAY, which tends to be more powerful and lends structure to the wine. 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.
Wine Advocate - A barrel sample, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard is deep garnet-purple in color with an earthy/herbal nose of black cherry and blackberry notions plus scents of incense, dusty earth and menthol. Full-bodied, rich and very earthy in the mouth, it offers plush tannins and a long, layered finish.