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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
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Tasting Panel rating: 94 points
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $84.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 James Suckling rating: 93 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
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 vibrant blackberry compote, black cherry and dark chocolate aromas that lead into the signature bright cherry note of the vineyard. The aromas are followed by rich dark berry and plum flavors with enticing hints of French vanilla and sage. On the palate, the wine has a full entry with fine-grained tannins and a smooth texture.

Enjoy this estate-grown Cabernet with braised short-ribs with grilled polenta or roast chicken with tarragon and sage.

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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."