Lean at first an hour in bright, red, juicy fruit. Nose is classic napa cab. Opened did not decant, Initially closed up an hour and a half in very soft tannins luscious wine. At the end of the evening tannins came back, beautiful wine.
The SLWC wines are some of the best vintage 2000 Napa wines I have ever had. Fay was a knockout from magnum a few months ago. This is old school Napa cab at its best.
Color: Beautiful deep color, a very youthful and vibrant deep red core and red edges
Nose: Beautiful loamy black currants, some bell pepper, cedar, plum and a hint of sage
Palate: This is classic Napa valley Cabernet, with the hallmark supple silky Stag's Leap tannins that frame a wonderful mix of cherry, currants and plum fruit that finish pretty long and very silky smooth.
This is nice cab, but it requires at least 30 minutes in the glass or a decanter to open adequately. I expect it has more life left in it than the reviewers' drinking windows suggest. After some air, it has a signature Napa cab nose, black cherry and dark red fruits on the palate, and a short to medium finish. Paired very well with filet mignon and fois gras. Not bad at all.
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