|About the product|
|Product||Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Estate Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Brand||Stag's Leap Wine Cellars|
|Grape variety||Cabernet Sauvignon 100%|
|Awards||Vintage 2012,94/100, Roberrt Parker. Vintage 2013,95/100, Roberrt Parker. Vintage 2014,92-95/100, Roberrt Parker. Vintage 2012,93/100, Wine Spectator. Vintage 2010,90/100, Wine Enthusiast.|
|Tasting notes||This wine opens with inviting aromas of dark raspberry, mocha and vanilla with a hint of red licorice. This vintage also shows the signature bright cherry note of the vineyard. The aromas are followed by red and blue fruit flavors that meld with black licorice, black raspberry tea and sage on the palate. The wine has a sweet fruit entry with structured tannins – promising long life in the cellar and a lingering floral note on the finish.|
|Food matching||Coffee-rubbed pork loin, braised short-ribs with grilled polenta or wild mushroom risotto.|
|Serving temperature||16℃- 20℃|
|Use occasion||Bussiness dinner; Family dinner.|
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is considered one of Napa Valley's first growths. Founded in 1970, today Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is best known for its estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon – Cask 23, S.L.V and Fay – which are fashioned to express classic elegance, structure, and ageability, and to reflect the place in which these wines are grown.
In the first few years, the small family run winery was little known outside the Napa Valley. That changed in 1976 when Steven Spurrier, now consultant editor with Decanter magazine and a renowned wines taster, staged a blind tasting among French wine experts.
To everyone's astonishment, the 1973 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon took top honors, triumphing over first-growth Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Chateau Haut Brion and other renowned wines of Bordeaux.
The stunning victory launched Stag's Leap Wine Cellars into the ranks of the world's most noteworthy and collected Cabernet producers – a standing which the winery still very much enjoys to this day – as well as placed the Napa Valley firmly on the world's wine map.