Winemaker Notes ... The 2017 Fay Cabernet Sauvignon has inviting aromas of ripe berries, figs, plums, candied cherries, strawberry preserves, and a touch of a jasmine perfume. The wine has a bright and lively entry and mid-palate, which is nicely balanced with rich polished tannins and cherry pie aftertaste.
Try pairing this estate-grown Cabernet with citrus and roasted beet salad with goat cheese, soy-glazed salmon or Pork Milanese.
95 Points Wine & Spirits ... This vintage of Fay Cabernet may be the best wine I’ve tasted from that historic vineyard, the site and the wine that initially convinced Warren Winiarski to purchase the rocky hillside next to Nathan Fay’s vineyard. The soils at Fay are alluvial, remnants of an ancient riverbed, unlike the rock that eroded off the Stags Leap Escarpment and collected at the base of the hill at S.L.V., Winiarski’s original vineyard. In 2017, Fay is the elegant beauty. There’s nothing pushy or potent about its complexity, just a waterfall of minerals and fruits that seems to continue long after each taste. It would be hard not to fall in love with this wine’s svelte refinement. Open a bottle and let it lift your mood.