2002 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Fay
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137 Ratings
2002 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Fay

Wine Description

(From 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

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) This wine opens with generous aromas of bright raspberry, sandalwood, vanilla and anise along with the signature bright cherry note of the vineyard. The aromas are followed by an alluring mix of red cherry, blueberry and tangerine that envelop the palate with nuances of vanilla and spice from careful aging in French oak barrels. The palate is lush with ripe tannins, balanced acidity and a persistent berry/cherry finish.

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    I was a little worried that I held on to it for too long (12 years) but I was pleasantly surprised. Had to decant it for about an hour then it was perfect! Enjoyed it very much!

    4 months
Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 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.
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 126 on Jan-00
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Aug-06
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1990 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 89 on Oct-93
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1992 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 96 on Dec-94