Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Fay 2003

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Mouth filling, very big and powerful. Very nice balance of oak, spice and deep dark fruits. Finish for days, absolutely delicious. Read more

Smooth cab with a special fruity plum taste. Excellent! Read more

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Snooth User: oxygin21
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4.50 5
05/02/2009

Mouth filling, very big and powerful. Very nice balance of oak, spice and deep dark fruits. Finish for days, absolutely delicious.


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09/28/2007

Smooth cab with a special fruity plum taste. Excellent!


External Reviews for Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Fay

External Review
10/15/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Block 4A 750ml


External Review
10/16/2008

It was from this vineyard – Nathan Fay’s – in 1969 where it all started for Warren Winiarski and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. When he tasted Fay’s ‘68 Cabernet from this vineyard, he fell in love. Recently, Winiarski told me of that experience: <I>“(When) I tasted Nathan Fay’s wine … it all fell together. It was so profound. It expressed what was (heretofore) partial to what I had tasted. It was a culmination. I didn’t articulate that, but this was a feeling. … It had freshness, acidity. It had a unique combination of softness and structure, strength and suppleness. It had a perfume that was characteristic of rose pedals and black cherry. It had persisted. It had fine-grained structural elements. It felt like linen as it moved across your palate. It resonated. It had length and intricacies.”</I> Winiarski bought that vineyard in 1986, and from it he’s produced some great wines, including this one. I may not be capable of putting it as eloquently as Winiarski, but the 2003 Fay I believe is aromatic with the satin-like structure to which he spoke. And there’s also the power to which he noted with the ’68, as well as the fine-grained tannin. There’s layer-upon-layer of fruit – blackberry now instead of black cherry – mineral and acidity. Hold onto it for a year or so, and relish it for another 25 years. The wine was fermented for 27 months in French oak, 87 percent of which was new. The listed alcohol is a restrained 13.7 percent.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesAllow this savory, multifaceted wine to open upfirst in the glass, then on your tongueand discover the treasures it has to offer. Aromas of berries, brown sugar, and dense dark chocolate evolve in the mouth into a flavor array that includes dark berries, black fruits, and rosemary. The soft grip carries all the way through the long, satisfying fi nish. This S.L.V. will age beautifully for a decade and beyond. To enjoy it now, decant at least an hour beforehand, then serve with grilled pancetta-wrapped figs, oxtail stew with black olives over pappardelle, or polenta topped with a morel-and-porcini flan.


External Review
10/15/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon S.L.V. Vineyard 750ml


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Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes Allow this savory, multifaceted wine to open upfirst in the glass, then on your tongueand discover the treasures it has to offer. Aromas of berries, brown sugar, and dense dark chocolate evolve in the mouth into a flavor array that includes dark berries, black fruits, and rosemary. The soft grip carries all the way through the long, satisfying fi nish. This S.L.V. will age beautifully for a decade and beyond. To enjoy it now, decant at least an hour beforehand, then serve with grilled pancetta-wrapped figs, oxtail stew with black olives over pappardelle, or polenta topped with a morel-and-porcini flan.

Wine Tasting Notes Allow this savory, multifaceted wine to open upfirst in the glass, then on your tongueand discover the treasures it has to offer. Aromas of berries, brown sugar, and dense dark chocolate evolve in the mouth into a flavor array that includes dark berries, black fruits, and rosemary. The soft grip carries all the way through the long, satisfying fi nish. This S.L.V. will age beautifully for a decade and beyond. To enjoy it now, decant at least an hour beforehand, then serve with grilled pancetta-wrapped figs, oxtail stew with black olives over pappardelle, or polenta topped with a morel-and-porcini flan.

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