95 Points - Wine Advocate
"Another beauty is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Steinhauer Ranch, which is from another Howell Mountain property that has long been used in the base blend of the Private Reserve. This is a wine with wonderful focus, intensity and floral notes. They all can be approached early on (3-4 years), but will age for 25+ years."
- Robert Parker
The 2013 vintage began with a warm, dry spring and relatively early bud break. Summer was notably consistent with even, warm temperatures throughout. Harvest began quite early in August, and by September the majority of whites and lighter reds were completely off the vines. Cool yet sunny weather in October allowed the final grapes on the vine to linger and develop great phenolic and flavor maturities while maintaining steady sugar levels. Overall, it was a high quality crop that was above average in quantity.