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Cliff Lede Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Wine Review

Cliff Lede Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Cliff Lede Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, United States

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 5

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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

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Cliff Lede's Stags Leap District is a robust California red wine blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Look for ripe, smoky dark plum, sweet tobacco leaf and cherry liqueur flavours full on the palate. Tannins are firm and grippy. Enjoy now and decant two hours prior to pouring with a well-marbled rib steak. Can easily cellar for another 10 years.

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 2016 was reviewed on November 16, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Jenny Ratcliffe-Wright CWM rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

Big bold inky full. At 15.2% alcohol this is no delicate wall flower, but the Cab blended with Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cab Franc makes for a very enjoyable glass of wine. Minted chocolate, plums and black fruit and hints of green tea, this forward wine has slightly furry tannins that will allow for ageing. A long finish that just never stops. Try it with rib eye steaks with fresh chilli butter @wrightwineblog
Carolyn Hetke rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Coming to you from the iconic Stag's Leap Winery this Cabernet Sauvignon is full of peppery black fruit and toasty notes along with wet leave and stones. Tannins are fine and chalky. Serve with pepper steaks. Tasted October 2019. www.thewineloverskitchen.com.
Linda Mertes WSET 2 rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

This Napa Cabernet Sauvignon blend is a deep purple, full-bodied with aromas of dark berries and plum . The oak is evident in the woodsy, earthy tastes on the palate. The tannins are still firm, so further aging for several years or a long decant is recommended. The obvious pairings are steak and rare roast beef.
Cliff Lede's 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is smoky red blend of 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc with ripe dark plum and cherry liqueur aromas on the nose, dry and full-bodied with cassis, plum compote, dried tobacco leaf and dark spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm and grippy. Decant one hour prior to pouring with a game roast. Enjoy now and for the next 10 years. - Community Wine Reviews

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