International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91Bright ruby-red. Aromas of cassis, licorice, mocha and coffee bean are lifted by a mineral note. Supple, pliant and rich, with a youthfully medicinal quality but good sweetness and stuffing to the dark berry and dark chocolate flavors. A step up in depth and texture over the Vogt and Bancroft Ranch cabernets, with the stuffing to support its chewy tannins.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2014
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91The deep 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Steinhauer Vineyard offers plenty of berry fruit, spring flower and graphite characteristics.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 89This shows a solid core of rich, earth- and mineral-tinged dark berry, plum and raspberry fruit, gaining depth and persistence amid a firm tannic framework. Should gain.Author: James Laube
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 5 bottles owned
- 4 collectors