1993 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars - Cabernet Sauvignon Fay 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

Defines complexity with its tiers of flavors, smooth texture and enticing, taut currant, stewed plum and anise aromas. Stretches the range of flavors, with herb, green and black olive and oregano. Long and detailed on the finish, with smooth (then firm) tannins.

Drink Dates: 2003-2007
Author: James Laube

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

The 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard exhibits attractive toasty oak, sweet redcurrant fruit, medium body, tart acidity, and herbal, redcurrent flavors. This wine should keep for 10-12 years, but I am not sure it possesses the flesh and intensity to age beyond that, nor does it have the complexity or character exhibited by the 1992. I have been a consistent fan of previous vintages of these red wines, and I have noted in these pages the progress being made with the whites. However, it appears a different stylistic direction has been implemented. This is especially apparent in 1995 and 1994, and to a lesser extent in 1993. Lamentably, the wines come across as more narrowly focused and compact on the palate, and because of that, they give the impression of having less intensity, flesh, and richness. I hope my judgments are proven incorrect.

Drink Dates: 1996-2008
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 108

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Average rating: 91, based on 2 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

29 bottles owned by 15 collectors.

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About This Producer

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is one of Napa Valley's most established and respected producers. The winery was founded by Warren Winiarski and his family in 1970 and it is best known for estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignons - CASK 23, S.L.V., and FAY. Over the years, the wines have become some of the most highly regarded and collected wines worldwide. They are fashioned to express classic elegance, structure, and ageability, and to reflect the place in which they are grown.

Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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