A toasty, charry oak presence dominates here, overlaying the subtle fruit and floral nuances as well as the core of dark berry and mocha. A big wine.
Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate exhibits graphite, blackberry and cassis, chocolate and a touch of mineral in a full-bodied, layered and impressively pure style. It's a big wine for Stags Leap (15.4% alcohol), but gorgeously pure, with everything well-knit into a sensational equilibrium. This is only a baby, but promises to hit its peak in 7-10 years and last 25-30.