Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

FAY Edge
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 18


Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

FAY Edge

Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

10 cases produced


  • Sourced from the highest block in our vineyard and made in a bolder, edgier style
  • More robust than traditional FAY with very dark fruit, a more powerful structure and intriguing wild note
  • Exclusively from Block 12C, this 100% Cabernet could be classified as S.L.V. due to vineyard location
  • The wine still offers the signature perfume quality of FAY Vineyard

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 120 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. Your Premiere Napa Valley wine is sourced from the highest block in Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars’ FAY estate vineyard and is made in a bold, edgier style. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is from FAY Block 12C. The wine is bigger and more robust than STWC’s traditional FAY Estate Cabernet Sauvignon bottling with very dark fruit, a more powerful structure and an intriguing wild note. The grapes were so unique that winemaker Marcus Notaro kept the juice on the skins longer, creating a more extracted and concentrated wine that was aged in 100% French oak.

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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6511 Tri County Parkway
Schertz  TX  78154-3219


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