Oddly enough, I found the Artemis to have a much stronger nose than this Fay. Taste wise they are pretty similar except I believe Fay is more concentrated and exerts more oak and woody components than the Artemis.
Okay with that being said, let's get to the Truth. This wine is tasty but it is a bit light on the palate. Medium body, medium finish, and light acidity. Mind you I drank the 2002 so the wine was 13 years old. It did show signs of age: faded fruit, dissolved tannins, little flat in some areas but not so much as to complain. Very inviting oak in the front and back palate followed by pencil shavings and wet wood. Not too much fruit but I do taste some blackberries and blackcurrant.
Overall, I like the Fay. Next time I will try drinking it a lot younger.
3.0L, properly cellared. Pw15 min decant. Soft cork, 3/4" stain. Clear, with minor cemented sediment. Nose of usual Napa Cab fruit, med intensity. Wine in ideal drinking window, maybe just past peak. Med body, well integrated, resolved tannins, good balance, mature but not tired. Medium finish. Delightful and large format a rare treat. Nothing off.
Likely a bit past it's peak, but still a very nice Cab. Once decanted for an hour, the wine had nice body and a very smooth finish. Would have liked to try the wine a couple of years ago as I think it's boldness would have shown through.
I sat on this wine for what felt like forever. Slight vegetal nose that blew off shortly after decanting. Deep cassis emerges on the nose. Cassis flavor with some green pepper, but not in a bad way, and massive deep chocolate. Great, long finish. This is a well made wine that could last for many more years. A classical style, but has the napa overtone.
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