Stone Cliff Winery

Cliff Lede Vineyards

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, deep Ruby with aromas of rich berry fruit, floral and slight spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and blueberry with floral spice, warm integrated vanilla oak and earthy cinnamon. Fine soft tannins, long finish ending with fruit, spice, vanilla oak and soft earthy notes, nice now, will still develop. A nice fillet mignon with Cabernet gravy will go well. — a month ago

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Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

I haven’t had a lot of experience with Napa Valley Chardonnay but this was most enjoyable. Rich and mouth filling, creamy. Stone fruit and almonds. Barb said white flowers on the nose. Apparently this was picked early and malolactic fermentation was blocked. Oak influence is totally integrated - balanced. I paid $147 AUD in Brisbane in September 2021. A lot dearer than what you might pay in the States I would guess. — 3 months ago

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It is those Aussie US import-export fees. We were going to ship some Standish back to the States from the property and when Standish called us and said the shipping/import fees were are much as the three bottles, we passed. They’re not that had to find here.

Cliff Lede Vineyards

Poetry Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Paul K
9.3

Ok, 2014s turning 10 so gonna be exploring these. RP says 2014s are ready so bring it on!
Fantastic nose. It doesn’t jump out of the glass like TRB’s 4 winds from last weekend (I could smell that forever) but this one is a statement of elegance. Violets, black fruit, graphite, and mocha.
Great mouthfeel at the beginning. Fruit is wonderful, chocolate, but I will say that I’m here too early. Tannin sticking out - a little greenness to the tannin as well. Ends with drying pucker. I was hoping I’d be past that on 10th birthday. Just speaks to a better rating in the future. Would think 3-5 years until another one?
— 5 months ago

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Cliff Lede Vineyards

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Blend of 78% Sauvignon Blanc and 22% Sémillon, pale lemon with aromas of tropical and citrus fruits with white floral notes. On the palate flavors of apple, peach, pear and lemon citrus notes with good balance, crisp medium finish ending with fruit and stony mineral notes. Nice value! — a month ago

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Frog's Leap

Shale and Stone Napa Valley Chardonnay 2021

American Chablis. — 3 months ago

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Hawkes

ST Stone Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

This one has evolved very well and exceeded my expectations. Rich tannins and well integrated oak complement the juicy cherry and berry flavored palate. Chocolate and tobacco round out a great finish. — 4 months ago

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Trimbach

Clos Ste. Hune Alsace Riesling 2007

Bright a precise with lemon and petrol and stone. Lovely salinity and floral notes. Dryish compared to German — 18 days ago

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Cliff Lede Vineyards

Claret Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

Surprise . Mostly Cab Franc scores well amongst Big Cabs. — a month ago

La Caña

Rías Baixas Albariño

A wine from Jorge Ordóñez and his winemaking team. Pale lemon with crisp stone fruit and citrus aromas. On the palate apple, pear and melon flavors with lemon citrus, consistent offering from La Cana. Medium finish ending with fruit, spice and mineral tang. Nice value. — 5 months ago

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Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2009

Fantastic, pinnacle #champagne - incredibly fresh nose, lots of energy with lemon, pear on the nose, touch of brioche plus wet stone. Fine bubbles, definitely felt like this was still too young and would have developed additional complexity given another decade. #cristal — 6 months ago