Napa Valley Library Wine Auction | Direct from the Cellar

Napa Valley Library Wine Auction | Direct from the Cellar

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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars | FAY Favorites (12 MAG)

Auction Closed

February 5, 10:27 PM GMT


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Lot Details


Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon, FAY Vineyard, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

1990 (2 mags)

1995 (2 mags)

2002 (2 mags)

2007 (2 mags)

2013 (2 mags)

2018 (2 mags)


Lot features: Napa Green Land. Napa Green Winery. This wine is 100% estate grown and bottled. Produced using sustainable practices. This is a single-vineyard wine. Large-format bottles. Vertical of wine. Virtual tasting with winemaker.


FAY Favorites


The FAY Vineyard is where the story of Stag's Leap Wine Cellars began.


Established by pioneering grapegrower Nathan Fay in 1961, it was the first planting of Cabernet Sauvignon in what is now the Stags Leap District nested appellation. At the time, the area was considered to be too cool to grow Cabernet Sauvignon.


But tasting Nathan Fay's homemade Cabernet Sauvignon in 1969 was a defining moment for the founder of Stag's Leap Wine Cellars. It was clear that this vineyard could produce world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1986, the winery purchased Nathan Fay's vineyard and named it FAY in his honor.


1990 was the first year Stag's Leap Wine Cellars made a single-vineyard FAY Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2022 marks 30 vintages of FAY. In honor of this, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars will offer select library vintages of FAY estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon.


As the winning bidder, you will receive two 1.5L magnums of the 1990 (first vintage made), 1995, 2002, 2007, 2013 and 2018 vintages. These wines beautifully capture the essence of this iconic vineyard.


Winemaker Marcus Notaro will lead a special virtual tasting session with you as the winning bidder and discuss the wines, the vineyard and the history of FAY Cabernet Sauvignon.