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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
(search item no. 8098)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $128.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 94 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2010 Decanter rating: 92 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

In the nose, the wine is like a lush garden scented by ripe berry, cassis and crushed violets. A honeyed texture luxuriously flavored by currant and black cherry is embroidered by French oak accents. Flavors recede slowly over a framework of gentle tannins. This is the wine to accompany grilled rib-eye steaks served in Cabernet butter or a Gruyère and herb soufflé.
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About Stag's Leap Wine Cellars:

Considered one of the "first growths" of Napa Valley, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars produces renowned Cabernet Sauvignon from its historic Stags Leap District estate vineyards. Founded in 1970, the winery brought international recognition to California winemaking and the Napa Valley when the 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon won the now famout 1976 Paris Tasting, also known as the "Judgement of Paris." Stag's Leap Wine Cellars' three estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignons - CASK 23, S.L.V. and Fay - are among the most highly regarded and collected Cabernet Sauvignons worldwide. The wines are fashioned to express richness balanced by elegant restraint, an approach often described as "an iron fist in a velvet glove."