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Cliff Lede Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Wine Review

Cliff Lede Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Cliff Lede Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, United States

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $119.95

Drink: 2018-2025

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 15%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Cliff Lede

Agent: Halpern Enterprises

Natalie's Score: 90/100

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.

Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast Tomahawk rib steak with sautéed mushrooms, grilled venison steak, roast pheasant.

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This Cliff Lede Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 was reviewed on November 7, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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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.
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. - Community Wine Reviews

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