Cabernet Sauvignon

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Fay Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

RRP £171

From a famously difficult vintage. Rain during bloom caused shatter, then there was an early harvest heatwave. Harvest was very early (the picking for sparkling wines started on 22 July) and rigorous selection was needed in the winery because of the mixed-quality bunches. All those reservations aside, some great wines were made. This Fay seems incredibly bright and fresh on the nose, then with rich and dense dark fruit on the plate and very fine juicy acidity, and very pleasing savouriness. It’s tremendous and only marred by a slightly hollow mid-palate.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol

14.5%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2020 - 2030

Origin

Country

USA

Region

California

Sub-region

Napa Valley AVA

Area

Stags Leap District AVA

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Adam Lechmere, Guy Woodward

UK Stockist

Hedonism Wines

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