(2008 Vintage) The 2008 FAY offers sweet floral aromas along with the signature bright cherry note of the vineyard. Red plum and black cherry flavors combine with hints of vanilla, forest floor, and spice on the palate. The wine has great fruit concentration and fine grained tannins that lead to a long, plum-spiced finish.
Beautiful smooth and silly texture. Time has tempered the fruit a notch for a very balanced wine. Red plum, black cherry, vanilla and spice.
Strong hint of Blackberry with a pepper finish.
- over 1 year
Wine Advocate(1990 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 89 on Oct-93
Wine Spectator(1990 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/94
Robert Parker(2012 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/31/2014
Wine Spectator(2012 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/09/2015
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(1998 Vintage) 3% Merlot. This bottling has somewhat less stuffing than its sib- lings, but we prefer it marginally to the SLV because it is a little smoother and rounder in texture, and thus, it impresses as easier to drink. It is also a little less soft behind its moderately firming finishing tannins and comes across as that much better balanced in the bargain.