Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
|Brand||Stag's Leap Wine Cellars|
Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard, much like the S.L.V. and the Cask 23, spent 21 months in 100% new French oak. Beautiful saturated ruby/purple color offers up notes of spring flowers, black raspberry, blueberry and blackberry, sweet tannin, a full-bodied, lush velvety texture, and no hard edges. This is a beauty to drink now and over the next 20-25 years.
Wine EnthusiastSmooth, chalky tannin supports deep, dark layers of tar, black currant and savory peppercorn, within a context of baked plum. Full bodied, the wine is also round and easy to love, with supportive structure making it a worthwhile bottle from the stellar appellation.
Wine SpectatorRich and well-structured, delivering a tight core of blackberry and currant notes, and dusty, cedary oak, anise and underbrush flavors. On the finish, the tannins turn dry and loamy, with a dusty presence that should subside with time. Drink now through 2028. 5,367 cases made.