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2017 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, "FAY" Cabernet Sauvignon

Press & Tasting Notes

“Aromas of underbrush, cigar box and toffee.”

Decanter • 94 / 100

"Nathan Fay’s 1968 Cabernet from this plot lit the fire for Warren Winiarski’s purchase of the adjoining land, which would go on to become Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. Then in 1986 Winiarski bought Fay Vineyard and immediately replanted, making 1990 the first vintage under Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars’ ownership. This fruit produces a beautiful, red-fruited and perfumed expression. Aromas of underbrush, cigar box and toffee meld into a dense but lifted, multi-layered palate with flavours of bramble, cassis and cigar smoke. About 2% of Cabernet Franc rounds out the blend. Drinking Window 2020 - 2040

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“Blackberries, black plums and warm black currants.”

Wine Advocate • 94 / 100

"A barrel sample of 98.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1.5% Cabernet Franc, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard is very deep purple-black colored with bold black fruit notions of blackberries, black plums and warm black currants plus hints of camphor, cedar chest and charcoal with a waft of bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied with a firm, grainy frame and just enough freshness, it has a good core of fruit with plenty of savory accents on the finish."

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More Information
  • Producer: Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
  • Country: United States
  • Region: California
  • Subregion: Napa Valley
  • Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Size: 750ml
  • Code: W00434-2017-750-Fay

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