Cliff Lede Vineyards

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.244 ratings
9.15 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
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
Paul K
9.0

We had this 2 years ago this month and remember thinking it was tight and a bit tannic, but everything was in the right place. Since ‘14s are drinking well now we popped this to see where it’s at. At pop it smelled like blueberry pie, I thought it was going to be ready! Didn’t try. Had to go get a pallet of toilet paper. 3 hrs later... not a ton on the nose. The fruit blew off for the most part; graphite, cedar, and tobacco. Mouth is earthy, more tobacco, a little blackberry. Tannic throughout. End is dominated by puckering tannins. Will check back in two years. Don’t think that’ll be enough tho.

We had this 2 years ago this month and remember thinking it was tight and a bit tannic, but everything was in the right place. Since ‘14s are drinking well now we popped this to see where it’s at. At pop it smelled like blueberry pie, I thought it was going to be ready! Didn’t try. Had to go get a pallet of toilet paper. 3 hrs later... not a ton on the nose. The fruit blew off for the most part; graphite, cedar, and tobacco. Mouth is earthy, more tobacco, a little blackberry. Tannic throughout. End is dominated by puckering tannins. Will check back in two years. Don’t think that’ll be enough tho.

Mar 21st, 2020
Chris England

New Stags Leap find for me @ £81 / $71 that’s a rich full on Napa but w/ a lovely balanced complexity that should age nicely 👍

🏵 93-4 points

🐮 Paired perfect w/ roast beef

🍇 80% Cab S, 9% Pet V, 5% Cab F, 4% Malbec & 2% Mer

🍷 Black opaque ruby w/ purple tint

👃 Rich plummy dark berry spiced fruit through blueberry w/ soft smoked oak, minerals, lavender & cocoa goo bomb

👄 Med+ body of creamy rich dark berry/plum fruits w/ cocoa cream & blueberry

🎯 Med+ dark fruit explosion through chocy goodness & a touch of dry minerals

New Stags Leap find for me @ £81 / $71 that’s a rich full on Napa but w/ a lovely balanced complexity that should age nicely 👍

🏵 93-4 points

🐮 Paired perfect w/ roast beef

🍇 80% Cab S, 9% Pet V, 5% Cab F, 4% Malbec & 2% Mer

🍷 Black opaque ruby w/ purple tint

👃 Rich plummy dark berry spiced fruit through blueberry w/ soft smoked oak, minerals, lavender & cocoa goo bomb

👄 Med+ body of creamy rich dark berry/plum fruits w/ cocoa cream & blueberry

🎯 Med+ dark fruit explosion through chocy goodness & a touch of dry minerals

May 28th, 2018
Bethany Dollar

Amazing!

Amazing!

May 22nd, 2018
Joshua Scott

Thank you Lizette

Thank you Lizette

May 18th, 2018
Hugh O'Riordan

Fine cab

Fine cab

Apr 12th, 2018
Emily Biskup

Delicious but not “amazing”. Would pass as there are many other better options at this price

Delicious but not “amazing”. Would pass as there are many other better options at this price

Mar 7th, 2018
Eric S
9.2

Bright fruit. Super tannic. Oak in check. Nice midnight snack.

Bright fruit. Super tannic. Oak in check. Nice midnight snack.

Feb 20th, 2018