2015 Stag's Leap Fay Cabernet Sauvignon

94
WS
As low as $139.00
Product ID
2015-stags-leap-fay-cabernet-sauvignon

Wine Critic Reviews for 2015 Stag's Leap Fay Cabernet Sauvignon

Fresh, with racy streaks of violet and anise running alongside the pure blueberry, raspberry and cassis flavors. Offers a polished feel through the finish, showing savory-tinged energy and detail, not just sheen. A lovely expression of Cabernet. Best from 2020 through 2035. 3,750 cases made.

Wine Spectator | 94 WS
The most polished of the producer's top-tier Cabernets, this is supple and mouthfilling, with a backbone to support the richness. Layers of briary blackberry, cedar, sandalwood and spice unfold. Drinking Window 2020 - 2030

Decanter | 93 DEC
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.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 93-95 RP
Next to the S.L.V., the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Fay is sensual, silky and polished, with lovely fruit purity to match its mid-weight personality. Although the Fay is less exuberant than the S.L.V., it offers better balance and a more harmonious expression of Stags Leap. Sweet red cherry, tobacco, cedar and dried flowers are nicely lifted throughout.

Vinous Media | 92 VM
An herbal imprint permeates across this wine—a bright expression of the grape that's earthy and lingering in tobacco, cigar box and pencil shavings. Clove, currant and sage play prominent roles across a landscape of full-bodied balance and complexity.

Wine Enthusiast | 90 WE

More Information
Vintage 2015
Color Red
Country US: As one of the most prolific and innovative wine regions in the world, America is a joy to explore. Most wine connoisseurs will agree that the nation's finest and most compelling wines are being produced today, which means that we have front-row seats to one of the most inspirational stories in wine history. While other regions tend to focus on specific wine styles and have somewhat strict rules as to which varietals you could grow, areas like California have few such restrictions in place. As a result, creative visionaries behind America's most reputable estates have been able to develop compelling, unique, and innovative styles, with a level of terroir expression that rivals even France's largest giants.
Producer Stags' Leap
Rating 94 WS
Region California: With a history of wine production that dates back to the 18th century, California currently sits as one of the world's most prolific and reputable wine regions. With an area as vast as California, you can expect a colorful collage of terroir profiles, a series of microclimates, and micro-environments that give the wine a unique, memorable appeal. The region's produce is far from homogenized in that sense, and it would take you countless hours to sample all of it. While the region boasts scars from the Prohibition era, it went through what can only be described as a viticultural Renaissance sometime after the 1960s. At that point, California went from a port-style, sweet wine region to a versatile and compelling competitor on the world market. Today, no matter which way your taste in wine leans, you can find a new favorite producer among California's most talented. Notable sub-regions include legendary names like Napa Valley and Sonoma County, places that any wine lover would die to visit. California's quintessential warm climate allows for incredibly ripe fruit expressions, a style that provides a stark contrast to Old World-inspired, earthy classics. Even where inspiration was clearly taken from staple French appellations, Californian winemakers put their own unique spin on the wine.
Type of Wine California Red: Whether it's Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah or Zinfandel, Californian red wine producers have a lovely habit of taking a varietal and expressing its essence in a unique, never before seen way. From Napa Valley to the regions south of Los Angeles, there's a red for everyone - and it's never too late to start exploring.
OWC No
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
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