Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars


2010 FAY

Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards & Winemaking

FAY vineyard remains one the great Napa Valley vineyards, producing Cabernet Sauvignon with an abundance of supple red and black berry character,voluptuous perfume and a luscious, fine-grained texture. Nearly three quarters of the Cabernet Sauvignon for the 2010 blend comes from blocks in the lower and middle sections of the FAY vineyard, which give the wine its classic red-fruit tones and aromatic top notes. The balance was sourced from the upper section (eastern blocks) of FAY, which tends to be more powerful and lends structure to the wine. When the various lots are blended and aged in French oak barrels, the resulting wine gives us the classic expression that is a hallmark of our estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, “an iron fist in a velvet glove.”

Tasting Notes

This wine opens with vibrant blackberry compote, black cherry and dark chocolate aromas that lead into the signature bright cherry note of the vineyard. The aromas are followed by rich dark berry and plum flavors with enticing hints of French vanilla and sage. On the palate, the wine has a full entry with fine-grained tannins and a smooth texture. Enjoy this estate-grown Cabernet with braised short-ribs with grilled polenta or roast chicken with tarragon and sage.

Acclaim

2010 Vintage
93 Points
The Wine Advocate
12/01/2012
2010 Vintage
91 Points
Wine & Spirits
02/01/2014
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Appellation:
Napa Valley
Blend:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol:
14.5%
pH:
3.74
Total Acidity:
0.56g/100ml
Barrel Aging:
19 months
89% new French oak
16% previously filled French oak
Fermentation:
100% stainless steel tank
Malolactic Fermentation:
100%
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