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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 101885)
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PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $109.00

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:

This wine opens with the scent of sweet spices. Anise, nutmeg and allspice are framed around red cherry aromas. Firm and focused ?avors of dark plum and cherry broaden across the back-palate to an expansive density of fruit.

The FAY vineyard is the land where the story of Stag's Leap Wine Cellars began back in 1969 when Warren Winiarski tasted Nathan Fay's 1968 homemade Cabernet. Warren knew, instantly, that he had found what he was searching for—classic 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 Winiarski's purchased the land and planted a vineyard—now known as S.L.V. — and soon after, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars was born.

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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."