2015 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 'Fay' Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District

$144.95
WA93-95

From a vineyard first planted in 1961 below the palisades in Stags Leap District, this wine simply sings the song of this AVA with its grace and power. Parker loved its “great ripeness, loads of minerality, floral notes and beautifully pure blackcurrant liqueur intermixed with licorice and spice.” A collectors’ wine!

"Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars is unquestionably one of Napa Valley’s benchmark producers. At the now legendary “Spurrier Tasting” of ’76, this operation topped the world’s best – most notably the Bordeaux first growths – and sent shock waves through the wine world. It was the first time that an American winery had ever gone toe-to-toe with the Old World and delivered a haymaker, and the fact that the judges were French only made it sweeter. It was a turning point for the entire California wine industry. Now in their fifth decade, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars has expanded their portfolio to include some fabulous whites to accompany their muscular Cabs. We wouldn’t expect anything less from the winery that changed it all. They’ve made a few changes internally as well... a partnership between Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Marchesi Antinori proudly accepted the stewardship of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and its legacy in 2007, cinching their success for years to come."

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Marcus Notaro
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
22 Months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 89% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Vineyard:
Fay
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1WSLE15CS3FAY
WA93-95

Wine Advocate

A barrel sample, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard is deep garnet-purple in color with an earthy/herbal nose of black cherry and blackberry notions plus scents of incense, dusty earth and menthol. Full-bodied, rich and very earthy in the mouth, it offers plush tannins and a long, layered finish.