2013 Beringer Knights Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
93 Points, Wine Spectator. "Deep, rich and generous, with layers of dark berry, currant, plum and raspberry flavors, touches of black licorice and spicy, floral scents. Notably elegant and refined for a wine of such intensity. Drink now through 2032."
92 Points, Vinous. "A dark, powerful wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley Reserve shows the more virile side of the appellation. There is plenty of depth and intensity, but I am not sure that much more is gained through the more heavily extracted style. Black cherries, lavender, smoke, licorice and spices open up in the glass. I have to think the Reserve could be a more pedigreed wine. Perhaps much more pedigreed."
91 Points, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate. "Even better is the outstanding 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Knights Valley, composed of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc aged 18 months in 53% new French oak. This is a big boy at 15.1% alcohol, but beautifully made, with notes of chocolate, crème de cassis, licorice, tobacco leaf and spicy oak. This is serious stuff, rich, full, opulent, and while drinkable now, it is capable of lasting 10-15 years."
15.0% Alc. by Vol. 750mL.