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"The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Fay stands out for its delineation and nuance. Sweet floral notes meld into plums...Read more...
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Great earthy aroma Read more
Delicious cabernet! Putting it simply, it is rich, complex, mouth coating, velvety and filled with cassis, licorice and blackberry. Awesome cab. ... Read more
strong american oak spice, medium tannin, hints of cherry, plum, cinnamon. could age another 5-10 years more, great now, leading to 5 stars later Read more
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Great earthy aroma
Delicious cabernet! Putting it simply, it is rich, complex, mouth coating, velvety and filled with cassis, licorice and blackberry. Awesome cab. - Tasted at Hostile Grape 8/5/09
strong american oak spice, medium tannin, hints of cherry, plum, cinnamon. could age another 5-10 years more, great now, leading to 5 stars later
WOW! Liquid velvet. Tried this with a special occasion dinner based on someone's recommendation- I was not disappointed. Long finish- take your time and enjoy it.
Mouth filling, very big and powerful. Very nice balance of oak, spice and deep dark fruits. Finish for days, absolutely delicious.
Wine drunk as part of a 1977 battle along with Clos du Val Cab and a Carneros Creek Fay Vineyard Cab. This was the winner. It had retained all the fruit, the tanins were smoothed out, the least mahogany and on the palette, hard to imagine a better example of a Napa Stags Leap Cab. A wonderful experience
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Beautiful deep crimson with a medium bright red rim. The stunning nose presents aromas of red cherry, chocolate and black currant supported by sweet oak. This full-bodied wine shows excellent concentration while still retaining its freshness and fine... Alex Lallos. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard 750ml
The FAY vineyard is the land where the story of Stags Leap Wine Cellars began back in 1969 when Warren Winiarski tasted Nathan Fays 1968 homemade Cabernet. Warren knew instantly that he had found what he was searching forclassic elements of fruit and structure suppleness and balance. It was a style that Warren refers to as an iron fist in a velvet glove. As luck would have it an adjoining prune orchard was for sale. The Winiarskis purchased the land and planted a vineyardnow known as S.L.V. and soon after Stags Leap Wine Cellars was born.
A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2005 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard 1500ml
The mildly leathery, coffee and loamy earth traits that mark all of the SLWC siblings is again evident here, but this wine conveys a bit more fruity depth and thus moves to the head of the clan. Fairly full-bodied and pleasantly supple in feel, it is... Connoisseurs' Guide. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2005 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard 1500ml
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.
A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Block 4A 750ml
"The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Fay stands out for its delineation and nuance. Sweet floral notes meld into plums, menthol black cherries, violets and tar. With time in the glass, the wine fleshes out beautifully. Today the tannins are firm, but once they soften the fruit should begin to emerge more fully. There is plenty of vibrancy and energy in the 2010." – Wine Advocate
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