Cliff Lede Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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

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

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

MAH

Very big cab. Great minerality - smoke, leather.

Very big cab. Great minerality - smoke, leather.

9.3

Julia Indik

Big and dark berries and currants dominate with chocolate and leather blending in. There's a slight acidity that precedes the long finish

Big and dark berries and currants dominate with chocolate and leather blending in. There's a slight acidity that precedes the long finish

9.2

Rafael Benoliel

Sophisticated Cab. Smmooth and luxurious

Sophisticated Cab. Smmooth and luxurious

9.2

Location

  • 981 Sibley Memorial Highway
    Lilydale, MN 55118

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm

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