2013 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23
99 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23 ratchets up the level of complexity, richness and density. Magnificent floral notes intermix with blueberry, blackberry and cassis, and there is no hint of new oak. A full-bodied opulence on the palate, great purity and personality make for a prodigious example of Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 30+ years. Kudos to Stags Leap Wine Cellars. Drink 2016-2047.
WineAccess Travel Log
The 2013 Stag’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23 is brilliant purple-black. Gorgeous mineral aromas of crushed black fruits, graphite, and violets, bracketed by new-wood cedar. Rich, ripe, bold, and intensely concentrated, yet also tightly wound, slowly unwinding after three hours in an oversized Riedel stem, finishing with the sneaky tannin backbone that allows one of Napa Valley’s greatest Cabernets to age gracefully for decades.