Inky purple with blood-red tinged edges, the elegant and seamless 2013 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon’s multilayered perfume fills the glass with notes of violets, lavender, and spring flowers. Intertwined with the floral notes are heady layers of plum, blackberry, and red currants. Silky, unctuous flavors of smoked cardamom, cinnamon, and black licorice lay out on the palate and finish with the taste and texture of liquefied rocks.
A beautiful ripe, plump, fat and opulent style of Cabernet Sauvignon that Caymus has pioneered, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon has a dense purple color, loads of juicy blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, low acidity and no real evidence of oak, but a nice, plush, full-bodied opulence. This is irresistible, especially for a Cabernet Sauvignon coming in at 14.9% natural alcohol. Drink it over the next decade or more. 94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Lots of lavender, minerals and black currants on the nose that turn to blackberries. Full body, ultra-refined tannins and an exquisite finish. This is all about delicacy, finesse and grace. Yet there is a solid core of ripe tannins giving it backbone and outstanding form. Better in 2017 but so delicious already. A wonderful surprise. (18-Nov-2015). 95 Points - James Suckling
Medium to full bodied with lots of energy and lift along the palate. Notes of briar and blackberry bush buoyed by fresh mulberries, fresh hung meat and a patina of cracked black pepper emerge through the mid-palate. Gentle caressing tannins roll along fleshing out and tightening with air. Extended lees contact provides a fleshy creamy drive through to the late palate.
Elegant and charming wine. A delicate mild floral nose, slightly smoky. Nice red fruit aromas. Well-balanced and a smooth mouth-feel with spicy and silky tannins. 90 Points - Stephen Tanzer
The 2010 vintage was among the coolest and latest-ripening in recent years and yielded one of the most elegant expressions of Ornellaia. A deep ruby hue announces remarkable complexity on the nose, releasing heady fragrances of dark wild berry, pungent spice, and smooth pipe tobacco. The palate is finesse par excellence, with silky tannins and bright, clean-edged fruit, crowned with a finish boasting impressively racy tannins.