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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Estate Fay Cabernet Sauvignon
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Wine Description

(2001 Vintage) In the nose, the wine is like a lush garden scented by ripe berry, cassis and crushed violets. A honeyed texture luxuriously flavored by currant and black cherry is embroidered by French oak accents. Flavors recede slowly over a framework of gentle tannins. This is the wine to accompany grilled rib-eye steaks served in Cabernet butter or a Gruyère and herb soufflé.

Expert Reviews
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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)