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#392150 - 09-18-2021 09:20:29 TN: 1998 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard Napa Valley
Charlie Chadwick Offline
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Registered: 12-15-2000 08:00:00
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1998 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard Napa Valley

Deep red with slight fading at rim. Gorgeous nose of black cherries and tobacco. Beautifully delineated fruit, black cherries, blackberries, sweet tobacco. Perfectly resolved tannins, soft and clear acidity, beautiful balance. Finishes long and graceful with dark fruits and a touch of minerality. This is at peak but not heading south anytime soon. Mellow, yet bold, elegant. Still youthful. I think you could safely drink this over the next 10 years. No sign of the 14.5% ABV. Yes, I really liked it -- more importantly, so did Pat! "A+"

Charlie

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#392151 - 09-18-2021 16:31:48 Re: TN: 1998 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard Napa Valley [Re: Charlie Chadwick]
Sean_Devaney Offline
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Registered: 09-10-2005 19:46:35
Posts: 444
Loc: Silicon Valley
Nice note. I don't drink much cab these days but in my limited experience so many 98's have preformed way above vintage expectations.

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