93 Robert Parker
Turning to the great vintage of 2013, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Series is sensational and probably the strongest wine made at the William Hill Winery in many a vintage. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 19 months in one-fourth new French and a small amount of new American oak, the wine represents 1,700 cases, tips the scales at 15.1% alcohol and exhibits an inky ruby/purple color, a big, sweet kiss of crme de cassis, licorice and loamy soil notes. The wine has fabulous fruit, a full-bodied opulence, but good acidity and moderately high tannin. Like most 2013s, there is tremendous finish and upside potential, so try and be somewhat patient, giving it another year or two of bottle age. It should keep for 15 or more years.