A gorgeous deep garnet red, the 2002 FAY Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits an intense perfume of dark
red fruit, lavender, violets and a hint of butterscotch. Concentrated ﬂavors of lush red plum, black cherries,
licorice, and subtle forest ﬂoor are accented by sweet oak and a ribbon of vanilla. It is beautifully balanced,
with a soft entry, expansive fruit ﬂ avors and a long, ﬂavorful ﬁnish. With its mouthwatering aromas, luscious
ﬂavors and supple texture, the 2002 FAY would pair beautifully with seared Magret duck breasts with pan roasted
ﬁngerling potatoes and a wild mushroom ragout.
FAY was originally planted to Cabernet Sauvignon in 1961, the introduction of the varietal to
the area now designated as the Stags Leap District. When we acquired the property from Nathan Fay in 1986
many of the vines were therefore over a quarter-century old. The replanting of most of this historic vineyard
was completed in the mid-1990s, and those vines are now in their prime, producing an abundance of excellent
fruit with the rich ﬂavor and elegant texture that have always characterized FAY Cabernet. But the old vines
of Block 8—planted by Fay in 1973 and a source of expressive fruit that is a key component of CASK 23—were
not removed until after the 2002 harvest. The 2002 vintage is therefore one of the last to include fruit from the
"original" Block 8.