2008 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

  • WE 94
  • WA 92
  • CG 90

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Reg: $75.94

$59.94

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WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2012
So upfront in spectacularly ripe raspberry, cherry and mocha flavors, it’s hard to keep from draining the bottle now. This shows the classic tannins of Stags Leap, soft and sweet but potent. Drink it now and enjoy for... So upfront in spectacularly ripe raspberry, cherry and mocha flavors, it’s hard to keep from draining the bottle now. This shows the classic tannins of Stags Leap, soft and sweet but potent. Drink it now and enjoy for sheer opulence, but you might be missing out on something really special around 2016.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2010
Dark ruby/purple-hued with sweet black currant spring flower cedar and subtle earthy notes the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard Estate is a classic Napa Cabernet with both elegance and complexity. It can be drunk now... Dark ruby/purple-hued with sweet black currant spring flower cedar and subtle earthy notes the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard Estate is a classic Napa Cabernet with both elegance and complexity. It can be drunk now or cellared for 12-14 years.
CG 90
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, April 2012
Of the three 2008 Stag's Leap offerings, the Fay impresses as the deepest and most complete, and, if never an especially brawny or extracted take on Cabernet, it conveys a nice sense of both substance and polish. Like its... Of the three 2008 Stag's Leap offerings, the Fay impresses as the deepest and most complete, and, if never an especially brawny or extracted take on Cabernet, it conveys a nice sense of both substance and polish. Like its mates, it has a slight herbal twist to its ongoing themes of loam and cherries, and it similarly follows suit with the same in its supple and very approachable manner.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2008

Winery

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Founded in 1970, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars is the winery which won the Cabernet Sauvignon competition in the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris.

The Stag’s Leap Vineyard (S.L.V.) was planted in 1970 on soils predominantly volcanic in nature and contribute multi-layered structure, concentration and spicy intensity - often referred to as the “fire” elements. This vineyard produces wines with complex black fruit and berry character, excellent structure and complexity, promising long life and ageability. Today, the property includes roughly 35 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and 1.5 acres of Merlot.

The Fay Vineyard adjoins the S.L.V. and is where the story of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars began. Established by pioneering grape-grower Nathan Fay in 1961, it was the first planting of Cabernet Sauvignon in what is now the Stags Leap District. The vineyard was purchased by the winery in 1986 and named in his honor.

Fay’s soils, more alluvial in makeup, yield more of the “water” elements of softness, perfume, and rich berry qualities. It produces fruit with an abundance of supple red and black berry character, voluptuous perfume and a luscious, fine-grained texture. The 66-acre vineyard is planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon with a half-acre of Petit Verdot.