Stag's Leap FAY Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Ste Michelle Wine Estates

  • 103963QC-STK
  • Red
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2009
  • 1500 ml

Stag's Leap FAY Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Ste Michelle Wine Estates

  • 103963QC-STK
  • Red
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2009
  • 1500 ml

Availability: 20.00000000

$405.00

Available format

Unité 2/CS 3/CS 6/CS 12/CS
20 case(s) in stock

Detailed info

Wine description

Stag's Leap FAY Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Ste Michelle Wine Estates
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Tasting notes

This wine opens with generous aromas of bright raspberry, sandalwood, vanilla and anise along with the signature bright cherry note of the vineyard. The aromas are followed by an alluring mix of red cherry, blueberry and tangerine that envelop the palate with nuances of vanilla and spice from careful aging in French oak barrels. The palate is lush with ripe tannins, balanced acidity and a persistent berry/cherry finish.
The 2009 growing season in the Napa Valley was fairly mild and cool and we had less than a handful of days with temperatures in the low 100’s. This particular weather pattern allowed us to keep the grape clusters on the vine a bit longer while still producing fruit with great balance and true varietal character. As a result, the 2009 vintage wines exhibit purity of fruit, excellent structure and balance.

Producer

STE MICHELLE WINE ESTATES

Vinification and aging

Malolactic fermentaton in stainless steel tank. Ageing 19 months in French oak barrrels (84% new).

Terroir

The rock outcropping that forms the eastern boundary of the estate, the Stags Leap Palisades, sheds debris in the form of volcanic rhyolite and tuff, which is carried to the valley floor where it mingles with the deeper subsoil made up of Bale loam formed from ancient river sediment.

Vintage

2009

Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon

Colour

Red

Country

UNITED STATES

Region of production

California

Sub-Region

Napa County

Appellation

Napa Valley AVA

Scores and awards

94

WE

pts
92

WA

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