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Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Wine Review

Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, United States

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $119.95

Drink: 2019-2033

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 15%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Cliff Lede

Agent: Halpern Enterprises

More Vintages: 2015  2014 

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A robust Californian red wine blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot, 7% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc grapes. Aromas of blackberry, black currant, spice, toast and oak. The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District deeply concentrated. Pair with rare meats. MINE: From the Stags Leap District in Napa Valley, California Cliff Lede's Stags Leap District 2015 is a bold and full-bodied rich blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot, 7% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. Deep ruby in the glass, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is smoky and layered with ripe blackberry, cake spice and smoked meat flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm and grippy. Decant for two hour and serve with a slab of beef Porterhouse from the grill, or hold in cellar for 10 years. OTHER: Wineboy rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review: I gave this score not because of what this wine is today, but what it will become. Deeply rich classic CS flavour and aromas. A full measure of oak to go with it. Lots of tannins to make this a cellar dweller. Keep 5-7 years. OTHER: The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it gives up notes of fresh blackcurrants, warm plums, unsmoked cigars and tilled soil with wafts of kirsch, sandalwood and dusty soil. Full-bodied and richly fruited in the mouth, it has a firm backbone of grainy tannins and a long earthy finish. Drink Date: 2019-2034. Score - 93 (Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW, robertparker.com, Oct. 29, 2018). - Community Wine Reviews

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