Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

FAY Block 4
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 18


Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

FAY Block 4

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

10 cases produced


  • The FAY vineyard is where the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars story began
  • This lot is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Our winemaker selected one distinct lot from FAY Block 4 that he felt was especially intense, expressing the signature complexity of red fruit and spice
  • Will be aged for 22 months in French oak

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.74
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

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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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

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Fairchild Napa Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena STONES No. 1 18
Hestan Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Stephanie 18
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley FAY Block 4 18
Vineyard 7 & 8 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2020 Feet 18
Wallis Family Estate 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Rumpelstilskin 18
Ehlers Estate 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon 72%, Petit Verdot 28% St. Helena 10
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District The First Kiss-FAY Block 8 10
Judd's Hill 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 9
RUDD 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon (~60 %),Petit Verdot (~25 %), Malbec (~12 %), Merlot (~3 %) Oakville 9
Vineyard 29 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 9
ZD Wines 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga 9
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