This is a big and luscious red but shows style and tension. Full body, polished and silky tannins. Very long finish of tar, blackberry and crushed stone. Very tannic. Give it a year or two to soften. Better in 2018.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon M5 Stagecoach Vineyard is a big, hulking, masculine style of Cabernet Sauvignon with loads of volcanic earthiness and minerality. It’s powerful, rich, tannic, concentrated and impressive. This wine, made from 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Malbec, spent 24 months in 100% new oak. For those with patience wanting a big, backstrapping, pedal-to-the-metal style of Cabernet, forget it for 4-5 years and drink over the following 2-3 decades. Rating: 94+
Lush aromatics of black cherry, strawberry and dark plum with hints of anise and dark chocolate. Layers of dark fruit, volcanic earthiness and minerality unfold on the palate. Elegant structure and generous ripe tannins reveal the age-worthiness of this powerful mountain Cabernet from a sublime vintage. Drink now through 2040.
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