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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Estate Fay Cabernet Sauvignon
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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

The 2008 FAY offers sweet floral aromas along with the signature bright cherry note of the vineyard. Red plum and black cherry flavors combine with hints of vanilla, forest floor, and spice on the palate. The wine has great fruit concentration and fine grained tannins that lead to a long, plum-spiced finish.

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    Beautiful smooth and silly texture. Time has tempered the fruit a notch for a very balanced wine. Red plum, black cherry, vanilla and spice.

    over 3 years
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    Strong hint of Blackberry with a pepper finish.

    about 1 year
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    wonderful

    over 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/31/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/09/2015
  • 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.
  • 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 1996 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 126 on Jan-00