The 2003 Fay is enticing in its youth, but was built to age. Voluptuous and rich, the 2003 Fay Cabernet Sauvignon yields full, expressive notes of red currant, black cherry, and cocoa as well as more subtle impressions of nutmeg, rosemary and vanilla. The savory fruit flavors are beautifully integrated with fine-grained, silky tannins and balanced acidity. For a terrific pairing try this wine with an herb crusted beef tenderloin topped with a warm black olive vinaigrette.
In 1883 Horace Chase, who had found his fortune investing in gold and silver mines, embarked on a new venture—winemaking in Napa Valley. Mr. Chase found the perfect volcanic rock and rich clay soil in which to plant vines and build a home, creating the estate that inspired the Stags Leap appellation.