(From 2010 Vintage) The 2010 CASK 23 combines the signature perfume notes of FAY vineyard with the structure and minerality of S.L.V. The wine opens with deep red and black cherry aromas along with notes of juicy strawberry, cocoa and spice. The wine has an elegant texture with very fine tannins and great acidity. On the palate the wine is full bodied with rich dark berry fruit with hints of cedar and white truffle that lead to a long fruit and spice driven finish.
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Wine Advocate(From 1984 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 94 on Aug-94
Wine Spectator(From 1995 Vintage) "A tremendous effort, ultrarich, supple, complex and concentrated. Delivers a wave of plush currant, black cherry, black olive, sage and spicy flavors that glide across the palate with smooth, silky tannins that have become the trademark of this wine. Contains 95 percent Cabernet, with a touch of Merlot. Best from 2000 through 2010. 1,520 cases made."
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 1992 Vintage) Not unlike the previous wine in structure, but much more classic in its delivery of ripe cherry fruit tinged with notes of cola, caramel and an elusive hint of dried flowers that is the patina of successful bottle aging, this one is maturing now and will peak in the next few years. It gets it points for current drinkability.
Wine Advocate(From 1992 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 101 on Oct-95
Wine Spectator(From 1992 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/04.