Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Fay Vyd., Napa Valley

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Fay Vyd., Napa Valley

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Wine Advocate
94
Wine & Spirits

Legendary wine from the first Cab vineyard planted in the Stags' Leap District!

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About Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Fay Vyd., Napa Valley

One of the great vineyards of Napa Valley, pioneer farmer Nathan Fay planted his vineyard way back in 1961. It was the first Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard planted in the Stags Leap District. Fay Vineyard Cabs have garnered tremendous praise and accolades over this half century including countless 90+ scores. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars purchased most of Fay's vineyard when the grower retired in 1986 and Fay Vineyard Cab continues to be one of their signature wines. This 2016 is 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc, aged 20 months
100% new French oak.

The Wine Advocate scored this 93-96 saying "A barrel sample blended of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard is deep purple-black in color and begins just a tad broody, giving way to earth-laced blackcurrants, black cherries and warm plums plus suggestions of unsmoked cigars, charcuterie and tar. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is completely coated with energetic black fruits and savory layers, framed by firm, ripe tannins and background freshness, finishing long and mineral laced."

Wine & Spirits Magazine scored this 94 points saying "Soft, rounded red fruit marks the juicy midpalate of this beautifully made wine that is appealing in its robust weight and power. With tamed tannins, it offers a mix of black cherry, dried herb, graphite and crushed rock around a length of supportive oak."

Wine Details

  • Alcohol % 14.5%
  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Wine Type Red
  • Country United States
  • Region California
  • Appellation Napa

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2012 Wine Advocate
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2012 Wine Spectator
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