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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Estate Fay Cabernet Sauvignon
$106.94 USD
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Wine Description

(1997 Vintage) Concentarated fruit aromas and flavors.Fay wines are perfumed by radiant berry characteristics, whose flavors reveal themselves like the mysterious characters they are. The aromas are lavish, evocative of ripe loganberry, black currant, crushed lavender and French vanilla bean. A supple entry of resonating fruit, spice, oak highlights and tannins caress the tongue after the wine is swallowed, creating pure enchantment.Wine Spectator 92 points

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  • 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.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (1997 Vintage) (10% Petit Verdot; 5% Merlot). While it is a clean, carefully made, entirely correct Cabernet, this very expensive offering strikes us being a little low-keyed but never without rich and nicely fruited charms. Its richness insures certain ageability of at least five or six years.
  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) A smooth-textured, graceful style, with complex earthy currant, sage, tobacco and pencil lead flavors that are focused, and gain intensity on the finish. Firmly tannic. Best from 2004 through 2012. 3,893 cases made. (JL)