Cliff Lede

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2613 ratings
9.2107 pro ratings
Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
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
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
Anthony Pro

Quiet beast. On the nose, you think it's going to punch you in the face like a 1999s Mike Tyson jab... once you actually try the wine, it's equivalent to Michaelangelo's sculpture of David: masterpiece. Soft. Velvety. Memorable.

Quiet beast. On the nose, you think it's going to punch you in the face like a 1999s Mike Tyson jab... once you actually try the wine, it's equivalent to Michaelangelo's sculpture of David: masterpiece. Soft. Velvety. Memorable.

1 person found it helpfulJun 14th, 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