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Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Wine Review

Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, United States

Community Score:93/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $122.95

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.9%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Cliff Lede

Agent: Halpern Enterprises

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Reviews and Ratings

Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

This wine is sensational, simply outstanding - the well known and respected producer in Napa Valley has hit this one out of the park - Cliff Lede is a Canadian born Bordeaux enthusiast and since establishing the winery in 2002 has been creating some absolutely divine wine with his Old World meets New World strategy. Grapes for this wine were sourced from several vineyards in the Stags Leap District - most notably from the rocky terraces of Poetry vineyard and the ancient riverbed alluvial soils of the Twin Peaks vineyard. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (80%), Petit Verdot (9%) and Cabernet Franc (5%) with a splash of Malbec (4%) and Merlot (2%). The nose is spectacular and delightfully complex - red fruit, lavender, oak, blackcurrants and licorice intertwine with elegant flavors of blueberry, black cherry, cinnamon, smoke - the tannins are silky and refined with a notable lengthy finish.
Cliff Lede (2014) is a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stags Leap District in the Napa Valley of California. This is a big wine at 14.9% abv. Practically purple in the glass the 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and supporting 9% Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc with the balance in Malbec and Merlot gives a lot of dimension, and length to this black fruit, black currant with a touch of anise. Decant for two hours prior to serving or hold in cellar for another 10 years. - Community Wine Reviews

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