Cliff Lede Vineyards Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

$74.99

A fantastic Cabernet from a rising star in the Stags Leap District! Get the new vintage while it's still available.93 Points Robert Parker: "One of the best-run and now superstar wineries in all of Napa is Cliff Lede. Starting with their 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap, a beautiful example of this AVA, the wine has a dense ruby/purple color, floral notes intermixed with crème de cassis, graphite and forest floor. It is full bodied, but with the elegance, finesse and lightness of being, despite its intensity. The wood is pushed to the background, and the wine is beautifully pure and long. Drink it over the next 20 years.”

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Ratings on Delectable

Christian Bock MS

Dark, powerfull Napa Cabernet fruit. Black tea, smocky notes. Great Focus , Thanks to good acidity and grainy still big quite up Front tannins.

Dark, powerfull Napa Cabernet fruit. Black tea, smocky notes. Great Focus , Thanks to good acidity and grainy still big quite up Front tannins.

9.3

Michael Descamps Delectable Pro

A massive wine. Palate coating with loads of silky tannin. Mulberry, cassis, espresso, fig.

A massive wine. Palate coating with loads of silky tannin. Mulberry, cassis, espresso, fig.

9.3

Lee Abraham Delectable Pro

Sales Cliff Lede Vineyards, Breggo Cellars

It was very tight and hot. Once it was decanted and chilled down a bit it completely changed to the beautiful wine I am used to

It was very tight and hot. Once it was decanted and chilled down a bit it completely changed to the beautiful wine I am used to

9.5

Shay A Delectable Pro

First Cliff Lede experience and really enjoyed this wine. Super dark fruits...juice was basically black. Smelt freshly shaved chocolate pieces on the nose with a mix of espresso. Tasted heavy plums and black currants. After I finished, I realized I love this style.

First Cliff Lede experience and really enjoyed this wine. Super dark fruits...juice was basically black. Smelt freshly shaved chocolate pieces on the nose with a mix of espresso. Tasted heavy plums and black currants. After I finished, I realized I love this style.

9.4

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Sample provided by the estate. First of the two Cabs we received from Cliff Lede. Tasted upon opening and noted that it needed some air, it was tight and overly tannic. Same with the Stardust Heaven. Deep and dark ruby red with an almost black core. Still tight on the nose, slightly savory with some black cherries on the nose. Opened up with some chalk and soft dark fruits. Moderate tannins (7/10) with a full body. Lots of dark fruits with some vanilla and good acidity. Still a bit of heat even on day two. Long finish with some spicy and vegetal notes. A little dry too. Definitely needs some more time but was more approachable in its youth than the Stardust Heaven. Drink till 2028.

Sample provided by the estate. First of the two Cabs we received from Cliff Lede. Tasted upon opening and noted that it needed some air, it was tight and overly tannic. Same with the Stardust Heaven. Deep and dark ruby red with an almost black core. Still tight on the nose, slightly savory with some black cherries on the nose. Opened up with some chalk and soft dark fruits. Moderate tannins (7/10) with a full body. Lots of dark fruits with some vanilla and good acidity. Still a bit of heat even on day two. Long finish with some spicy and vegetal notes. A little dry too. Definitely needs some more time but was more approachable in its youth than the Stardust Heaven. Drink till 2028.

9.3

Dave Parker

This was a gift wine. Well made and very nice for what it is. A Napa steak house Cab. 14.9%

This was a gift wine. Well made and very nice for what it is. A Napa steak house Cab. 14.9%

9.2

Cas P

Beautifully Rich and elegant. This was one of my favorite surprise vineyards that I visited and this bottle brings back great memories.

Beautifully Rich and elegant. This was one of my favorite surprise vineyards that I visited and this bottle brings back great memories.

9.3

Skip Smyser

Subtle lingering mid pallet flint and tobacco. Another great 2013

Subtle lingering mid pallet flint and tobacco. Another great 2013

9.2

Garrett Parker

Let it breathe a bit and you will be rewarded.

Let it breathe a bit and you will be rewarded.

9.2

Louis Martin

Smooth, nice tannins, light acidity, rose and cherry bouquet.

Smooth, nice tannins, light acidity, rose and cherry bouquet.

9.3

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