A fantastic Cabernet from a rising star in the Stags Leap District! Get the stellar new 2017 vintage from Cliff Lede while it's available. 95 Points Wine Enthusiast: "With small amounts of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, this is a classically structured, earthy and impressive wine. Char, herb and earth accents frame the elegant, crisp fruit and graceful tannins, with a lasting taste of crushed rock." 94 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (Stags Leap District) shows off the more extroverted side of the year to great effect. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, leather, lavender, spice, menthol and cloves are all amped up. The 2017 is a rich, explosive wine built on flamboyance and volume. This large-scaled, potent Cabernet Sauvignon has a ton to offer. Best of all, with a case production of over 5,500, it will be relatively easy to find, and is just as nearly as exceptional as the flagship bottlings in this range. In a word: superb." 91 Points Robert Parker: "Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District leaps from the glass with notions of baked black plums, black forest cake and raspberry coulis with hints of cracked black pepper, hoisin, sautéed herbs and charcuterie. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is filled with juicy baked berries and plum preserves notions, framed by gently played, soft tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing on a spicy note." At Cliff Lede Vineyards, winemaker Christopher Tynan crafts Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, with the flagship, Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from the steep eastern hillside portion of the estate. In 2015, Cliff Lede Vineyards achieved both Napa Green Land and Napa Green Winery certification.
Very fruit forward kinda like Charles Krug. I wouldn’t say this was a good value though.
Very fruit forward kinda like Charles Krug. I wouldn’t say this was a good value though.9.0
MB's Delectable Wine Rating Scale 6 hated it/ not to my taste 7 tried it/ won't buy it again 8 drinkable 9 good every time/ a treat 10 perfection/ really special
MB's Delectable Wine Rating Scale 6 hated it/ not to my taste 7 tried it/ won't buy it again 8 drinkable 9 good every time/ a treat 10 perfection/ really special9.5
Rich lingering tannins on the mid pallet. Red fruit. Mouth feel is quality. A young but rewarding Cab
Rich lingering tannins on the mid pallet. Red fruit. Mouth feel is quality. A young but rewarding Cab9.2
Very nice finish
Very nice finish9.5