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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 89544)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $77.99

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:

A beautiful perfume of violets, dark cherry, and licorice introduce the 2004 FAY Cabernet Sauvignon and lead the way to luscious flavors of plum, chocolate, and candied ginger, with savory notes of sandalwood and tobacco. Soft, juicy tannins and a silky-smooth mouth feel are a hallmark of this wine, rewarding those who enjoy it in its youth as well as those who will enjoy it after many years in the cellar.

For a heavenly pairing, try this wine with cinnamon spiced quail, or rosemary leg of lamb.

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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."