97 pts. Steve Heimoff, 92+ pts. Wine Advocate, 92 pts. Wine & Spirits, 91 pts. Wine Enthusiast - Our 2013 The Leap Cabernet Sauvignon captures the distinctive personality of our estate vineyard and the outstanding vintage gave great intensity to the multilayered mouthfeel and deep, pure richness. The wine offers blackberry, black plum, blueberry, cassis and cocoa, and shows a beautiful balance of complexity and elegance. With fine tannins, this Cabernet exhibits the iconic power and longevity that have become synonymous with Stags' Leap estate wines.
“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, Wine & Spirits Magazine, February, 2017