Cliff Lede Vineyards

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2745 ratings
9.2120 pro ratings
Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
James Forsyth

Cherries, licorice and mocha. It's a Napa cab through and through. Juicy and hedonistic.

Cherries, licorice and mocha. It's a Napa cab through and through. Juicy and hedonistic.

Jan 20th, 2020
Jonathan Wall

Char. Bramble. Tobacco. Fruit fading but good character in its golden years.

Char. Bramble. Tobacco. Fruit fading but good character in its golden years.

Aug 14th, 2019
Ryan Flinn

Enjoying this wine a decade after I received it. Back then, it was too tight and harsh. With time, the fruit has really come to the forefront. Getting loads of sweet black fruit paired with bracing acidity but a body to even it out. Still a bit disjointed but with another decade or so this wine should be perfect.

Enjoying this wine a decade after I received it. Back then, it was too tight and harsh. With time, the fruit has really come to the forefront. Getting loads of sweet black fruit paired with bracing acidity but a body to even it out. Still a bit disjointed but with another decade or so this wine should be perfect.

Jun 1st, 2019
Jonathan Wall

Comfort food. Great structure and fruit. After two nights of tasting it didn't open as much as expected... good now but needs a few years as long as the fruit hangs in there.

Comfort food. Great structure and fruit. After two nights of tasting it didn't open as much as expected... good now but needs a few years as long as the fruit hangs in there.

Aug 6th, 2018
Eric Urbani

80% Cab - ABV of 15%

80% Cab - ABV of 15%

Apr 22nd, 2018
Joyce Lin

Leather, tobacco, dark fruit note, pencil shaving, tried it after opened for two days. Med plus to high tannin, med acidity.

Leather, tobacco, dark fruit note, pencil shaving, tried it after opened for two days. Med plus to high tannin, med acidity.

Aug 10th, 2017
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, cassis, cherry cola, vanilla, eucalyptus, raspberry preserves, mocha and oak. Excellent structure and velvety tannins.

Blackberry, cassis, cherry cola, vanilla, eucalyptus, raspberry preserves, mocha and oak. Excellent structure and velvety tannins.

2 people found it helpfulOct 26th, 2017
Joel Pennington #❤️🐢🍷

Owner/Winemaker Slow Turtle Vineyard

9.1

Tight wine - short, hot finish for the first 40min, then everything changed for the better.

Tight wine - short, hot finish for the first 40min, then everything changed for the better.

2 people found it helpfulAug 29th, 2015
Amar Pai

Amar had this a year ago

Amar had this a year ago

1 person found it helpfulFeb 24th, 2020
Angela Cahill

Hello, there. You were so ostentatious in your youth - now you are regal and refined. So much black fruit for a 15 year old wine! Great structure remains, but I would drink up in the next two or three years if you have had the patience to keep a bottle of this one around. Sadly, it was my last. #clifflede

Hello, there. You were so ostentatious in your youth - now you are regal and refined. So much black fruit for a 15 year old wine! Great structure remains, but I would drink up in the next two or three years if you have had the patience to keep a bottle of this one around. Sadly, it was my last. #clifflede

1 person found it helpfulSep 3rd, 2017