Cliff Lede

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2601 ratings
9.298 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
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
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.

1 person found it helpfulOct 26th, 2017
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
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.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 19th, 2017
Michael Descamps

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.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2016
George Chen

Heavier weight and meaty, juicy but not that interesting.

Heavier weight and meaty, juicy but not that interesting.

1 person found it helpfulDec 14th, 2015
Ryan Wofford

Drinking well after a few mins in the decanter. Rich bold cherry, touch of tobacco and chocolate. Really beautifully balanced already but should improve for years.

Drinking well after a few mins in the decanter. Rich bold cherry, touch of tobacco and chocolate. Really beautifully balanced already but should improve for years.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2015
Greg Gregory

This performed better than I expected. Maybe the magnum format was the key.

This performed better than I expected. Maybe the magnum format was the key.

Apr 16th, 2017
Lee Abraham

Sales Cliff Lede Vineyards, Breggo Cellars

9.5

It was very tight and hot. Once it was decanted and chilled down a bit it completely changed to the beautiful wine I am used to

It was very tight and hot. Once it was decanted and chilled down a bit it completely changed to the beautiful wine I am used to

Nov 26th, 2016