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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Estate Fay Cabernet Sauvignon

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(2007 Vintage) All of our 2007 red wines are remarkably fruit-forward and accessible in their youth, yet remain true to Stag's Leap Wine Cellars house style: refined, elegant and suggesting a long life in the cellar. The 2007 FAY shows the typical bright cherry aromatic signature of the vineyard, as well as barrel spice, sandalwood, red plum and subtle sous bois (forest floor) aromas. The palate is fresh and energetic, with perfectly ripened red and black cherry and plum fruit. Gentle notes of spice, caramel and marshmallow cream sit in the background, adding nuance without masking the fruit character. The wine is solidly structured yet supple, closing with refreshing natural acidity. Enjoy it with duck breast with cherry sauce or black olive-stuffed roasted squab.

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    full bodied but smooth. wonderful now only gets better with age. 94pts CD

    almost 5 years
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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
  • Wine Advocate
    (1990 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 89 on Oct-93
  • Wine Spectator
    (1990 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/94
  • 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.