Wine Enthusiast 91 points - This youthfully full-bodied, grippy wine has juicy cassis and a leathery texture at its core, with dried herb and cedar playing at its edges, a fine representation of a tannic vintage that offers structure in spades. Densely concentrated, it has ages to go in the bottle; drink now through 2023.
Vinous 88 points - The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is shaping up to be a real beauty. Blue/purplish fruit, spices, mint and licorice - all classic Stags Leap signatures - are very much present. The flavors are bright and beautifully delineated throughout in a wine that captures the essence of this appellation.
88-90 Points (Dec 2014)