Robert Parker 99
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.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2047
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Caks 23 is quite simply one of the wines of the vintage. Crème de cassis, inky blue/purplish fruit, menthol, licorice and dark spices are some of myriad aromas and flavors that open up as the Cask 23 makes its presence noted. Huge and massively tannic, the 2013 Cask captures all the personality of this great vintage, along with darker shades of expression that recall the S.L. V. If anything, the Cask tastes like S.L.V. on steroids. What a wine!
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2048