The 2013 The Leap Cabernet Sauvignon captures the distinctive personality of our estate vineyard offering a multilayered mouthfeel and deep, pure flavors of blackberry, black plum, blueberry, cassis and cocoa.
“The volcanic soils at the base of the Stags Leap escarpment produced a 2013 with the meatiness of steak tartare. It’s a wine of cool intensity, the boldness of flavor based on lasting root-like spice and high notes of red fruit. Those flavors buzz over a firm base of tannins, infusing the wine with freshness and setting it up to age well for the next five years.” - Josh Greene, February, 2017
"Lushly rich on both the nose and the palate, this wine from the heart of the appellation is etched in chocolate and cedar, showing a ying-yang pull between savory and sweet. Currant and dried herb season chalky, firm tannin and toasted oak." - Virginie Boone, February 2017
The Leap is a barrel selection, a blend of the best Cabernet Sauvignon blocks, lots and cooperages in a given vintage. Each lot was held separately in French oak barrels (50% new) for 20 months before Winemaker Christophe Paubert hand selected the most expressive of them to blend just prior to bottling. Keeping each block separate allows close monitoring of each individual lot through aging, maximizing the depth and potential of the estate vineyards.
Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon