The 2013 Odette Estate is a stunning showcase of an absolutely mind blowing vintage. Opaque purple in color, black cherries, blueberry, black currant, graphite, mocha and lavender, all wrapped up and supported by silky, supple tannins in a seamless, energetic expression across the palate. Impeccable balance and ripeness with astonishing depth and density, signify the hallmark characteristics of this spectacular vintage.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 95 points
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate exhibits graphite, blackberry and cassis, chocolate and a touch of mineral in a full-bodied, layered and impressively pure style. It’s a big wine for Stags Leap (15.4% alcohol), but gorgeously pure, with everything well-knit into a sensational equilibrium. This is only a baby, but promises to hit its peak in 7-10 years and last 25-30.
Wine Spectator – 92 points
A toasty, charry oak presence dominates here, overshadowing the subtle fruit and floral nuances as well as the core of dark berry and mocha. A big wine. Best from 2018 through 2030.