Cliff Lede

Cliff Lede

Landslide Fire Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

This is a fantastic bottle of wine. Sorry to say it’s my last one. — 10 days ago

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Cliff Lede Vineyard

Moon Fantasy Red Blend 2015

From favorite/best blocks Lede winery. Dark black/purple. On the nose: black fruit, cassis, spice, cedar. Taste: black cherry, spice, cocoa, wet gravel....Give it more time to show best.

Lede Family Moon Fantasy Masquerade dinner, Napa
— 13 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda

West Cliff

Cabernet Franc 2013

Very polished Santa Clara Valley Cab Franc from Andre Beauregard. — a month ago

FEL Wines

Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Medium red color. On the nose: cherry, potting soil, vanilla, strawberry. Taste: strawberry, spice, red licorice, vanilla.

Lede Family Moon Fantasy Masquerade dinner. Napa
— 13 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda

Cliff Lede

Songbook Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Dark black/purple. On the nose: Black fruit, cedar, floral. Taste: Currents, pencil lead, black cherry, ending with a nice little tannic bite and a little alcohol heat in the back of the mouth.....Give this more time for an even better score.

Lede Family Moon Fantasy Masquerade dinner, Napa
— 13 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
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Colgin

IX Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2008

Off to Napa tomorrow for a big wine dinner from Cliff Lede wines...so had to break out a big Napa cab tonight.

Decanted 1 hour (decent amount of fine sediment). Color is an intimidating dark black/purple. On the nose: blueberry, forest floor, cassis, mint. Taste: blueberry. BlackBerry, pencil lead, currents, spice...nice full silky mouthfeel with a little tannic grip and a little heat from the alcohol(+15.6!!) at the end...drinking nicely but could use a couple more years.
— 15 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Aubert

Lauren Vineyard Chardonnay 2009

I had an ‘09 Aubert Lauren a couple years ago and it was drinking superbly....but now it has fallen off a cliff. The fruit is all but gone, there is a weedy muddled quality with notes of marzipan and petrol. Aubert chards are some of the best CA has to offer but if this perfectly stored bottle from @romo is any indication, they are not made for the long haul. — 6 days ago

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Jesse Pender

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I do not drink too many white wines over 5 years old. Besides sweet or fortfied wines are there ones you suggest past this time frame?
Bill Bender

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@Jesse Pender one producer that comes to mind immediately is Kongsgaard. I’ve had an ‘03 and an ‘05 that are drinking beautifully. The SQN whites are also funky good with bottle age ....as are Haut Brion and Pape Clement Blanc. I’m sure others have additional thoughts.

Cliff Lede

Poetry Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Valentine’s dinner at home, pulled a gem from our cellar — 9 days ago

Vicente Velez
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Cliff Lede

Claret Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Warming me up on a chilly Saturday night! — a month ago

LM Segal
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Tardieu-Laurent

Vieilles Vignes Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 1995

The second of two 1995 vacqueyras the first had fallen of the cliff this is still holding blueberries, dried strawberry green tea, with some mint and dried herbs — 6 days ago

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