The 2016 Odette Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap reveals black currants, black cherries, blueberries, crème de cassis, anise, incense, lavender and loads of graphite. Full-bodied, layered, multi-dimensional, yet seamless in nature, it carries remarkable freshness and purity, all sewn into one beautiful expression of Cabernet Sauvignon. The tannins are well integrated and extremely fine grained, adding depth, structure and length with grace.
100 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate The 100% Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is deep purple-black in color and simply sings of black cherry compote, blackcurrant cordial, lilacs, star anise and unsmoked cigars with underlying notions of cedar chest, eucalyptus, mocha and black truffles. Full-bodied, opulently fruited and strutting amazing freshness, the black fruit and earthy layers have seamless freshness and red fruit accents sewn into the multifaceted palate with a solid, fine-grained frame and epic persistence. The perfect poise here is remarkable.
99 Points - Jeb Dunnuck Just about pure perfection in a glass, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is even more concentrated, with a saturated purple color, huge crème de cassis, black cherry and blueberry fruit, notes of spice box, cedar, and graphite, building tannins, and a layered, multi-dimensional texture that develops beautifully with time in the glass. It's a powerhouse and has a decadent, layered style as well as an awesome finish, yet all of this is paired with incredible purity of fruit, and it just glides across the palate with no sensation of heaviness. It's a brilliant, profound wine that's going to keep for 3-4 decades.
95 Points - Wine Spectator This pulls no punches, with creamed plum, boysenberry and blackberry flavors that are polished and lush in feel, coated in mocha and warm ganache elements and underscored by a hint of loam on the finish. Best from 2022 through 2040.