Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2001 Stag's Leap Fay Vineyard

Christmas dinner was a thick slice of prime rib of beef and two really good wines.  The best of the two was the 2001 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.  The nose was fragrant with plums and vanilla, some dark cherry aromas and a hint of cedar.  Fully flavored wine with the fruit, tannin, acid and oak being in near perfect balance.  Great, fresh taste of dark cherries, currants and a little graphite.  Wonderful finish that ended with fruit.  Medium bodied wine that paired beautifully with the beef.  Perfectly mature at this point in time but showing no signs of heading down hill.  A joy to drink.  13.9% alcohol and around $70 at the time of release.

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