Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

FAY Hillside Blocks 10A/12A
2021 Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

2023 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction | Lot No. 123


Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

FAY Hillside Blocks 10A/12A

Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

10 cases produced


  • The FAY Vineyard is where the story of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars began
  • This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is exclusively from our FAY Blocks 10A and 12A, two hillside blocks that typically contribute to CASK 23
  • We call these the “power blocks” as they are the backbone of the FAY Vineyard
  • The wine offers the signature perfume expression of FAY with great intensity and a dense structure

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Marcus Notaro

Winemaker, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Winemaker, Marcus Notaro

Marcus Notaro joined Stag's Leap Wine Cellars in May 2013 as Winemaker, bringing with him close to two decades of expertise and passion for producing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines. Marcus was previously making red wines in Washington state since 1995 and was the winemaker for Col Solare, a prestigious winery located in the Red Mountain appellation of Washington State. Like Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Col Solare is a partnership between Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Marchesi Antinori of Italy.

Marcus loves the complexity of Cabernet Sauvignon, saying, "It can make a rich, powerful wine without being heavy while truly expressing where it was grown." This passion is what drew Marcus to Napa Valley and Stag's Leap Wine Cellars. His understanding of the Stag's Leap Wine Cellars signature wine style -- one of elegance and balance, ripeness and restraint -- and his ability to express both the terroir of the vineyard and the true varietal character of the grape, make him ideally suited for continuing the winemaking legacy at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars.

Country born: United States

Education: While working at Col Solare, Marcus Notaro developed a strong rapport with the Antinori vineyard and winemaking teams during frequent travels to the Antinori estates in Tuscany. That experience fostered an international winemaking perspective that he has brought to his new role at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Everything begins in the vineyard and then it all comes together in the cellar. You need to do what the vineyard and the vintage tell you.

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